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Congratulations to Rae Lovvorn, new 2018 MLA Vice President and Tracy Pizzi, new 2018/2019 Secretary!

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Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

Winter Luncheon

December 7, 2017

Cantina 1511

4271 - B Park Road
 Park Road Shopping Center
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Enchiladas de pollo, 2 Tacos, Chicken or steak quesadilla,
enchiladas verde with an option to request cheese quesadilla for vegetarians


Members: $20
Nonmembers: $30
Special New Membership and Luncheon price of $40.

Rachel Hildebrandt

Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

BIO: With degrees in art history and historic preservation, Rachel Hildebrandt worked as a historical consultant and academic editor before transitioning to literary translation (German). She has published both fiction and nonfiction works in translation, including Staying Human by Katharina Stegelmann (Skyhorse), Herr Faustini Takes a Trip by Wolfgang Hermann (KBR Media), and The Happiness Bureau by Andreas Izquierdo (December 2017, Owl Canyon Press). Her translations have appeared in journals such as Europe Now, Anomaly and Trafika Europe. Rachel is also the founder of Weyward Sisters Publishing, which focuses on bringing contemporary works of crime and noir fiction by women authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to English readers.

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. GLLI intends to do so by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators, because we believe that these groups in collaboration are uniquely positioned to help libraries provide support and events to engage readers of all ages in a library framework that explores and celebrates literature from around the world.

A Special Statement from Metrolina Library Association's Executive Board - August 22, 2017

The Metrolina Library Association’s Executive Board reaffirms the values emphasized in our mission statement: awareness, cooperation, social interaction, continuing education, and sharing. We use these values to lead by example in our respective communities and stay committed to preserving our libraries as safe spaces and places of welcome. Our spaces and resources allow us and our users endless possibilities to foster curiosity, literacy, learning, inclusion, diversity, equality, and civil dialogue. Now, more than ever, librarians must safeguard these values to ensure libraries remain dynamic places devoted to education, intellectual freedom, equal access, and opportunity for all. We are stronger and better when we work together to achieve our common goals which will, ultimately, lead to a healthier democracy.



Metrolina Library Association is made up of librarians and paraprofessionals from public, academic, school and special libraries, and other individuals interested in libraries.  We encourage awareness and cooperation, provide opportunities for social interaction among Charlotte area library professionals, offer continuing education opportunities, and encourage cooperation, networking, and resource sharing among Charlotte area libraries.



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