Maryland Library Association’s MLA Conversations

Event Start Date:
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 03:00 PM
Event End Date:
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 04:00 PM

Join us to hear from Lina Bertinelli, Kathy Kosinski, and Tess Wilson, co-authors of the new book from ALA Publishing, All Ages Welcome: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations for Library Boards, Friends Groups, and Foundations.  “According to 2016 Pew Research Center survey data, Millennials are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult demographic. But despite being core library users, Millennials and other younger generations are often underrepresented on library boards and library advocacy groups, including Friends groups and Foundations. But you can change that!”

  • ·Lina Bertinelli is Workforce Librarian at the Business, Science & Technology Dept. of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center
  • ·Kathy Kosinski is Member Services and Outreach Manager for Califa Group (a California library consortium)
  • ·Tess Wilson is Community Engagement Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region

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You will be sent the login information from Registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. We will be using one of MLA’s Open LMS/Blackboard Training Rooms. Thanks for being a part of the conversation!

Did you miss our conversation last Friday with Betsey Brannen & Conni Strittmatter of MLA’s Children’s Services Division (CSD)? View the recording at Find archived recordings of past MLA Conversations at

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