The Unconference Team

Lisa Mulvenna (2014 Host)
Head of Youth Services, Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Lisa has 10+ years of presenting highly energetic story time programs featuring props, music, and now apps. She is known for her innovative new youth programs, including parachute games, dance parties, and early literacy stations. Lisa was the recipient of the 2012 Pletz Award for Excellence in Service to Youth, given by the Michigan Library Association. She blogs at Lisa's Libraryland

AnneAnne Clark
Children's Librarian/Department Head at Bay County Library System
Anne has been presenting storytimes for 6 years and is known for her creative storytelling including puppets, flannel boards, props, and draw and tell stories. She has been blogging for her entire career at So Tomorrow and has presented at MLA's Spring Institute on blogging as well as programming ideas for librarians in a time-crunch. She has also written for Library Media Connection on using Pinterest in a professional capacity.

Andrea Vernola
Children's Programming Librarian, Kalamazoo Public Library
Andrea has been presenting library programs for 7+ years and is newly returned to the great state of Michigan. In Kalamazoo she is best known for her public school collaborations and her “make it happen” attitude. She is really excited about preschool STEAM and tablet storytimes and school age maker programs and book parties. She was a recipient of the 2013 Penguin Young Readers’ Group Award to attend ALA Annual and she writes about library leadership as a contributor on Library Lost and Found.