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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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Good response to ARSL in ND!

At the close of Early Bird registration,  448 people are registered for this year’s ARSL conference and 129 are from Minnesota!  There are 42 states represented, Washington, D.C., and Saskatchewan, Canada.  There are many new and returning vendors.  All signs … 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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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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Successful Teen Lit Con 2016

Teen Lit Con 2016: A Huge Success   With an endorsement as the “best event of its kind in the US” from none other than National Book Award Winner Neal Shusterman, Teen Lit Con 2016 closed another chapter on this widely … 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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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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Mark Your Calendar: MLA at 125

Come to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center September 29 – 30, 2016 to enjoy, learn, and celebrate the 125 year history of the Minnesota Library Association. The MLA Conference will feature fabulous keynote speakers and top-notch presentations from other librarians … Continue reading

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Teen Lit Con 2016

Teen Lit Con 2016 –  A day to celebrate teen literature, promote reading and writing, and to create a community of readers by connecting teens and authors. May 7, 2016 Henry Sibley High School 1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights Free … Continue reading

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Hold the date for EQS Symposium

Mark your calendar.  Hold the date. Plan to attend. Annual symposium for library library paraprofessionals and support staff. Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium Tuesday, May 17, 2016 For more information

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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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Teen Lit Con 2016 Authors Announced!

Teen Lit Con author line-up for May 7, 2016! Headliners Neal Shusterman, author of 2015 NBA Young People’s Literature Award winner Challenger Deep Jason Reynolds, author of Boy in the Black Suit. All American Boys, co-authored with Brendan Kiely, is … Continue reading

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Fall Fun Day 2015 a Success

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) hosted the first ever CRPLSA sponsored Summer Reading Program Fall Fun Day Program on November 22. About 40 librarians from around the state attended to brainstorm and share ideas to plan for their 2016 programs … 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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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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Fall Fun Day

CRPLSA and the Youth Services Committee invite library staff to the inaugural Fall Fun Day for the 2016 iREAD Summer Reading Program (SRP)!  Join youth services staff from across the state to begin planning for SRP – 2016.   Fun … 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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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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