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Friends of the Library Invited to April Keynote by ALA President

Library advocacy is a perennial concern for Friends of the Library. How do we move beyond our traditional “comfort zone” of fundraising to marshal real community support for libraries and their continued funding? Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association (ALA), will deliver a keynote presentation on that topic at this year’s St. Catherine University MLIS Program Summit.

Join co-sponsors ALA, St. Catherine’s University, and MELSA for this special event on Monday, April 27. The MLIS Summit will be held from 5-8 p.m. on campus in St. Paul, in the the Coeur de Catherine building’s Rauenhorst Ballroom. The event is free, but advance registration is appreciated.

Can't make it to that afternoon’s keynote lecture? No problem! Join MELSA the following morning -- 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28 -- for an encore with Courtney Young at the Roseville Public Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. If this better suits your schedule, please register online by April 22.