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Friday, October 26

2:30pm CDT

Discover Minnesota Gold!
Minnesota has a rich heritage of participation in the Olympics as evidenced with the medals won by 12 athletes in the 2018 Winter Games. These remarkable citizen-athletes contribute to their sport, community, state, and even globally. Over the past six years, Patrick Mader has interviewed more than 100 Minnesota Olympians and preserved their stories, lives, perseverance, challenges, and achievements in his book, Minnesota Gold, the only book on Minnesota Olympians on the market. He has presented with a few of the Olympians in their hometowns and witnessed how approachable these "next door neighbor" modest athletes are with students and staff. Come learn about your fellow citizens by watching this entertaining and engaging multimedia program and discover another form of Minnesota Gold--its citizens!

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Patrick Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of five books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Lake Miltona A

2:30pm CDT

How May We Help You?
How can students own and manage an in-library tech help desk, freeing up the librarian and tech integrationists for teaching and curating.

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Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Lake Vermilion

2:30pm CDT

You, Your Library, and your Legislator
Who knows the trials and tribulations of our libraries better than you? When it comes to legislative issues your voice does matter! Join State Representative and Library Media Specialist, Mary Kunesh-Podein, and like minded folks to discuss and collaborate on how you can be an effective advocate when it comes to legislative issues that impact our libraries. Learn how to engage and build a relationship with policy makers and leave knowing that good, old-fashioned schmoozing are all valuable tactics to elevate and advocate our library message.

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Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein

Representative, State of Minnesota
Elected to the MN House of Representatives in 2016, Mary Kunesh-Podein represents district 41B, which includes Columbia Heights and Hilltop, southern New Brighton and St. Anthony Village. As an educator for more than 20 years, Mary also continues her role as the Library Media Specialist... Read More →

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Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Lake Osakis