Category Archives: Training

LibTech Registration Opens in 7 Days

Competition is always steep for the limited seating at the annual Library Technology Conference.  Registration has been known to fill up in hours.  Get set now to register on Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 Noon (CST). For more information or … Continue reading

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MILE 2017

Participate in The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) 2017 — Leading for Life! Are you currently in a leadership position? Do you want to work towards entering a leadership position or role? Do you find yourself … Continue reading

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Lake Superior Libraries Unsymposium

Sometimes you need a break from the average conference.  You need an UNCONFERENCE! Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Mid-Winter Unsymposium at UW-Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library! Join us on January 6, 2017 for an afternoon … Continue reading

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Tax Season Outreach Materials

Tax Season Is Slowly Approaching Order Outreach Materials and Mark Your Calendars Your library probably receives at least a few questions about taxes during the tax season. State Library Services is working again with Prepare + Prosper’s statewide outreach campaign, … Continue reading

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ELM Expo

Join fellow librarians from across southern Minnesota to learn more about ELM – the Electronic Library for Minnesota. This day-long training event will provide the chance to explore in-depth all that ELM has to offer.  Minitex librarians will  provide training … Continue reading

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Friends Day 2016

An invitation from Judy Schotzko, MALF President, and Kim Edson, MALF Programming Chair: As you know, the annual Minnesota Library Association conference is nearly upon us. We hope to see you and your staff in Duluth at the end of … Continue reading

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ARSL Registration

August is here and it is time to register for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) annual conference October 27-29th in Fargo, ND. Early bird registration and fees are due no later than September 2nd  Visit arsl.info to … Continue reading

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Border to Border Broadband

Border to Border Broadband Advancing the Vision September 13-14, 2016 Greysolon Ballroom – Duluth, MN “Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across … Continue reading

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Save the Dates! 10th Annual Library Technology Conference

  2017 marks the 10th year of the Library Technology Conference! Mark your calendar:  March 15-16, 2017,  Macalester College in St. Paul. #LTC2017 will provide an opportunity to discuss changing technologies as they affect library services; to share tech innovations … Continue reading

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Apply Now for ARSL Scholarships

Scholarships applications are still being accepted for The Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)  annual conference.  Apply by June 30! ARSL Conference Scholarships   Join librarians from around the country at North of Normal, October 27-29, 2016 at the … Continue reading

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Refresh and Revitalize Your Friends Group: MALF Workshop

MALF Brings a New Workshop Series to Minnesota Libraries By popular demand, “Revitalization” is the focus of this year’s Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) annual workshop series.  Sally Gardner Reed, Executive Director of United for Libraries, will lead and … Continue reading

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Selfie for MLA at 125

As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations, MLA will collect video selfies. Don’t be camera shy.  Share your best MLA memory in two minutes or less. Here is how: Start by introducing yourself … name, library affiliation (current or past), … Continue reading

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ARSL Registration Open

Early Bird  conference registration open!   Register now for this fun-filled, informative conference coming to the upper Midwest on Wednesday, October 26 – Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Fargo. Take advantage of this unique close-to-home opportunity to connect, learn and … Continue reading

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Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2016

Registration for the fifth annual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is now open! LSLS16, “NOW That’s What I Call Libraries!” will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Library staff, administrators, trustees, … Continue reading

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PLD Day 2016 Reminder

Time is running out to register for PLD Day 2016! Join fellow public library staff for an inspiring day of talks by Gwen Westberg of Patina stores, staff from the University of Minnesota’s TRiO program, and Valerie Horton of Minitex. … Continue reading

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PLD Day 2016

PLD Day is an annual event for those who work in or are invested in public libraries. This annual event is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association’s Public Libraries Division and is sponsored in part by CRPLSA and Minitex. Register … Continue reading

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Strengthen Adult Learning Communities

The following information has been shared from State Library Services: Attend Regional Meetings to Strengthen Adult Learning Communities Mark your calendar and plan to join colleagues from adult education, libraries and workforce development for Better Together, a full-day learning opportunity. … Continue reading

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ARSL Call for Proposals

ARSL is accepting proposals for break-out sessions at the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, North Dakota on October 27-29, 2016.  The theme for ARSL 2016 is  North of Normal.   ARLS would like to hear about creative ideas … Continue reading

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Ebooks MN Training

Ebooks Minnesota webinar with Q&A Date:  February 17, 2016 Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ebook MN Registration This webinar will provide a detailed overview of Ebooks Minnesota on the BiblioBoard Library platform. Attendees will gain an understanding of the … Continue reading

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Become a Summer Food Program Site

Learn How Your Library Can Be a Summer Food Program Site Fewer than 15 percent of Minnesota kids who benefit from the free or reduced-price school lunch program have access to summer and afterschool food programs. Limited access to free … Continue reading

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Storytime for Grown Ups

How to Plan and Implement a Storytime for Grown Ups Join Joe Manion, Library Development Specialist at State Library Services and  Tim Claussen, Reader & Trainer, for an informative library programming workshop.  Participants will learn how to create and deliver … Continue reading

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Tax Resources Webinar

Attend an Upcoming Tax Resources for Libraries Webinar The 2016 tax season is coming up quickly! To help libraries serve their communities during the tax season, State Library Services and the Minnesota Department of Revenue invite library staff to attend … Continue reading

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LibTech Registration Opens in One More Week

Coming Soon – LibTech Conference Registration! Registration for the 2016 Library Technology Conference will open Wednesday, December 9 at 12:00 Noon (CST) Note:  Conference filled in record time last year. Mark your calendars and share the registration date with your … Continue reading

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Taxes 101 for Libraries

The 2016 tax season is right around the corner! To help libraries serve their communities during the tax season, State Library Services and Prepare + Prosper’s Claim it! campaign invite library staff to participate in: Taxes 101 for Minnesota Libraries … Continue reading

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MLA Appreciation

From Margaret Stone, MLA President – Elect and 2015 Conference Sponsor Chair Thank you for sponsoring the 2015 Minnesota Library Association Conference! Thanks to your support MLA had a hugely successful conference with 576 attendees. Through our 2015 sponsors we … Continue reading

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OCLC Reclamation Webinar

Staff from libraries  interested in the reclamation offer for the MnLINK Gateway transition to OCLC WorldCat Discovery are strongly encouraged to attend a 60-minute OCLC webinar to learn more about the project. The webinar will take place on Thursday, October … Continue reading

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Know When to Hold Em, Know When to Throw (Recycle) Em

Records are vitally important to the operation of any organization; they serve as the organization’s memory and are evidence of past events and the basis for future actions. Join the Government Records Specialist for State Archives at the Minnesota Historical … Continue reading

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Annual Report Webinar

Public library directors, survey reporters, and others interested in library data collection are invited to a 2015 Public Library Annual Report webinar hosted by Joe Manion, the State Data Coordinator. Joe will share changes to the 2015 survey approved by … Continue reading

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Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!

Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in new webinar series, Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!. This series will focus on the three branches of the U.S. federal government. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:00 … Continue reading

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Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models

Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:00 AM–12:00 PM (Central Time) The shift to ebooks has wrought many changes in the library market. Most of them haven’t worked to our advantage. But there are some … Continue reading

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LibTech 2016

Save the date for  the  9th annual Library Technology Conference,   March 16-17, 2016, on the Macalester College campus in St. Paul. The LibTech Conference provides an opportunity for library staff and information technologists to come together to discuss the changing … Continue reading

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EBooks, Patrons, Libraries, and Consortia

Ebooks, Patrons, Libraries, and Consortia: Past, Present, and Plans for the Future Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM (Central Time) Greg Pronevitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Library System and stakeholder in a statewide ebook platform servicing over … Continue reading

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LibTech 2016 Call for Proposals

The LibTech 2016 Planning Committee seeks your conference proposals. LibTech 2016 is looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the future” technology presentations. … Continue reading

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Supercharged Storytimes thru specialized learning

Minnesota is one of just five states selected to participate in a new IMLS-supported OCLC initiative, Supercharged Storytimes. It is an empowering, research-backed approach to storytime planning and delivery established in Washington state. Up to 100 staff from Minnesota libraries … Continue reading

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MLA Conference Registration Open

Consider participating in the Minnesota Library Association’s annual conference.  This year’s location will be the St. Paul Rivercentre on October 8 and 9. Register Now Complete conference schedule

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Discover Five Practices Essential for Pre-Readers

The Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is excited to bring renowned early literacy educator Saroj Ghoting back to Minnesota for a series of workshops that will give librarians … Continue reading

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