Author Archives: Liz Lynch

Legislative Update 6/6/2017

Session Closure Report – from Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates While the Governor’s line-item veto of the legislature’s operating budget means the people’s business isn’t quite finished, it is for our practical purposes. The final Bonding bill, signed into law, … Continue reading

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Viking Library System Hires New Administrator

Gerri Moeller, Director of the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) in Appleton, Wisconsin has been hired as the next system administrator for Viking Library System, headquartered in Fergus Falls, MN. Moeller received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Lawrence University, … Continue reading

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SELCO Executive Director to Retire

Today is Ann Hutton’s last day at SELCO. Ann started as Regional Librarian at SELCO in 1984, moved to Assistant Director in 1989 and Executive Director in 1996. We offer our sincere thanks for her 33 years of service. We … Continue reading

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SELCO BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Krista Ross Will Take Helm on April 24 March 8, 2017 ROCHESTER, MN – The SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) board of trustees has appointed Krista Ross as the new Executive Director of the library system. Ross will assume the role … Continue reading

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ECRL Executive Director to Retire

Isanti County Commissioner Mike Warring was right on the money when talking about Barbara Misselt during a special recognition of her retirement at this month’s East Central Regional Library Board of Directors meeting. “We always admired how Barb treats people, … Continue reading

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IMLS Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

Washington, DC — Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew released the following statement on the President’s proposed FY 2018 budget, which includes elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Since its inception 20 … Continue reading

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Legislative Update 3/27/2017

The following information was shared via email with the library community on Monday, March 27, 2017 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Senate E-12 Omnibus Bill Despite your grassroots efforts, we fell short … Continue reading

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Legislative Update 2/27/2017

This afternoon the Senate E-12 Budget Division chaired by Sen. Carla Nelson (GOP Rochester) reviewed our proposal to amend and increase the RLBSS formula and to increase funding for the multi-county, multi-type library systems. Many thanks to Ken Behringer, Liz … Continue reading

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Library Legislative Day Talking Points 2017

Library Legislative Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Capital! 2017 MLA Legislative Platform Talking Points for 2017: Broadband Telecommunications Access for Schools and Public Libraries Library Legacy Request HF 1308  & SF 1134 Regional Library Basic … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Bills Introduced! 2/16/17

RLBSS & Multi-type bill introduced: HF 1382, Rep. Bud Nornes (GOP Fergus Falls) & SF 1033, Sen. Gary Dahms (GOP Redwood Falls) were introduced this week. These bills include MLA-ITEM RLBSS and Multi-type funding increases. The legislation also includes the … Continue reading

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