Tag Archives: SELCO

SELCO Executive Director Search

Job search underway in the southeast.  SELCO seeks an individual with strong leadership skills to provide direction for a diverse membership and manage SELCO staff at its headquarters in Rochester. SELCO has created customized webpages offering information to prospective candidates … Continue reading

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Hot Reads in LARL

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is thrilled to invite it’s reading public to participate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights, an annual winter reading program for adults. The LARL program rules are simple: read or listen to four books, audiobooks, eBooks, or eAudiobooks … Continue reading

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Winter Reading Programs

Blustery weather and long winter nights provide the perfect excuse to snuggle down with a good book (or two, or three).  The Arrowhead Library System and SELCO winter reading programs will enhance the reading enjoyment whether the reader chooses a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Loves Libraries close to launch

It’s almost here — Libraries throughout the state are nearly ready to launch the first-ever, statewide Minnesota Loves Libraries campaign! The time has come to begin gathering stories of how libraries make a difference in people’s lives so we can … Continue reading

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SELCO approves formula change initiative

The SELCO Board of Directors unanimously supports the resolution to seek a formula change and an increase in the annual appropriation of Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS).  The proposed formula change will reduce the Equalization factor of the formula … Continue reading

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Hullabaloos: History Day Research Days

History Day Hullabaloos are research open houses held at a variety of metro librariess as well as libraries in Duluth, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.  Check the the 2016-2017 Hullabaloo schedule for a complete listing of locations, dates, and times … 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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Northfield Public Library wins viewers’ choice award

Northfield Public Library was recognized as WCCO’s Viewers’ Choice for Best Library in Minnesota. The story highlights the history of the building and shows the beautiful new space which opened in May.  Click here to see the interview by WCCO … Continue reading

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LSTA 2016 Results

The results of the most recent Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) competitive grant round have been released and three public libraries are among the recipients.  These include MELSA member: Hennepin County Library and SELCO members:  Albert Lea Public Library … Continue reading

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SELCO’s Camp Read-a-Lot in a month

Plans are underway for SELCO to host its 8th Annual Camp Read-a-Lot! Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Camp is a professional development opportunity for library staff, teachers, and interested adults who work with children’s literature, focusing on specifically on grades 2-5.  … Continue reading

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Library advocacy theme unveiled!

Library advocates from across Minnesota began planning for the 2017 Minnesota Legislative session during the annual Library Legislative Forum on July 12, held at the St. Cloud Public Library (GRRL). Minnesota Loves Libraries will be unifying theme for 2017 library … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Library

Public libraries are helping make sure kids have access to nutritious food when school is not in session by hosting summer food programs. Once again this summer, Northwest Regional Library (NWRL) staff are reading at meal sites that provide free … Continue reading

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Ten Pigs Wrap Up in SELCO

Today was the final day of Once Upon a Reader trunk shows in SELCO. Author/illustrator Derek Anderson traveled the region, reading, singing and playing with children in an energetic show based around his book, Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. … Continue reading

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Ten Pigs in the News

Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, author and illustrator,  Derek Anderson and the Dodge Center Public Library made the morning news in southeastern Minnesota. Check out the KTTC news broadcast.

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Hutton to retire

Ann Hutton, SELCO Executive Director since 1996, has announced her plans to retire May 1, 2017.  In her letter to the SELCO Board of Directors she stated: Having started my library career as a school librarian in Wisconsin, a state … Continue reading

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SELCO’s MNBA Publicity

SELCO created personalized press kits for nine Minnesota Book Award finalists and winners to help promote recent author visits.  The press materials always include a general press release, a sample Facebook post, and a tweet for the library’s Twitter account. … 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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NLLD Photos

From Washington, DC and the halls of government…                                           ALA’s photostream for NLLD 2016

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Minnesotans in Washington

A small continent of Minnesotans visited our nation’s Capitol this National Library Legislative Day, May 2-3, 2016. Jim Weikum, ALS Director and former Minnesota Library Association Legislative Chair, led the group. Also attending NLLD were Judith Schotzko, a SELCO Board … Continue reading

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SELCOtv Features MNBA 2016 Booktalks

Just in time for the 2016 Minnesota Book Awards, SELCO staff will “booktalk” each of this year’s 32 finalists for SELCOtv.  A special YouTube playlist aggregates the videos as they are posted.  During the days leading up to the awards ceremony on April … Continue reading

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SELCO Supports Broadband Vision

The Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) Board of Directors joins the ALS, ECRL, NWRL, and PLS regional library boards in support of the Minnesota Broadband Vision.  The SELCO resolution stresses the broad array of vital library services which depend on broadband … Continue reading

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Book Bike wins Innovation Award

Rochester Public Library’s BookBike is being recognized as one of Minnesota’s most innovative local government projects. Each year, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs recognizes cities, counties and schools for redesigning how they do business through new initiatives and projects. … Continue reading

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MALF Best: Austin Public Library Friends

The Friends of the Austin Public Library were recognized for outstanding library support at the recent MLA annual conference.  The Austin Friends received the 2015 Evy Nordley Award for Best Project by Friends of the Library, the most distinguished award … Continue reading

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Cow’s continuing MOO-velous Adventures

Hello Once Upon a Reader Fans! This past week saw Mike and me and Cow edging closer to the end of our incredible tour. On Tuesday morning, Sept 22, we presented to 120 attendees at the gorgeous Winona Public Library. … Continue reading

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SELCO’s Hot Reads for 2016

SELCO’s 2016 Hot Reads for Cold Nights theme takes its cue from a cool evening’s walk in new-fallen snow.  As dusk turns to night, the sky takes on a gorgeous ombré effect fading from winter white through numerous shades of … Continue reading

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Cow Tours SELCO

A travelogue from Minnesota Author, David LaRochelle as he travels the state with Minnesota Illustrator, Mike Wohnoutka and the Once Upon a Reader star performer – Cow and their adventures in SELCO. Hello Once Upon a Reader folks! June is … Continue reading

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More of Cow’s Adventures

Hello Team MOO! Cow (and Mike and David) have had a very successful month of May, mooing from the top to bottom of Minnesota.  On May 8 Cow traveled far north, to visit 140 K, 1st, and 2nd graders at … Continue reading

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SELCOtv features MNBA booktalks

The 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards  Gala is just days away.  In anticipation of this unique literary event, SELCOtv features booktalks by the SELCO staff reviewing the four finalists in each of the eight categories. General Nonfiction reviewed by Donovan … Continue reading

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Library Outreach shifts gears with new BookBike

Rochester Public Library announces the launch of the BookBike outreach program. RPL’s BookBike, a little library on wheels, will visit locations within a one-mile radius of the downtown library this spring, summer and fall. Pulled by library staff on bicycles … Continue reading

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SELCO’s Poetic Strokes & Word Flow Released

SELCO is proud to release  Poetic Strokes & Word Flow, its ninth regional poetry anthology. Featuring the works of citizen poets from Southeastern Minnesota, a total of 55 poems were selected to be included from the initial competition. The anthology … Continue reading

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MnLINK Gateway Product Demos

Three vendors have been invited to demonstrate their solutions in response to the MnLINK Gateway RFP that was issued in October 2014. Each vendor will be spending one day with the MnLINK Gateway RFP Committee. Minitex has set aside two … Continue reading

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SELCO’s MN Loves Libraries Campaign

The Minnesota Loves Libraries Campaign is a grassroots advocacy drive set to run in SELCO libraries during the first few weeks of February. Capitalizing on I Love to Read month and serving as a precursor to the 2015 Minnesota Library … Continue reading

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Holiday video greeting

The SELCO staff share their annual video holiday card with visions of sugar plums!

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CRPLSA at AMC

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Each December for over 100 years, the Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) Annual Conference gathers more than 600 county elected officials, department heads, and staff, come together to learn and discuss the important topics and trends affecting county government. CRPLSA … Continue reading

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New SELCO Legacy Project Coordinator

Amy Nelson will manage a variety of SELCO Library Legacy activities in the role of Legacy Project Coordinator.  She will provide assistance to library staff submitting Community Collaboration applications, as well as guide the identification of age appropriate vetted performers … Continue reading

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MNBA press materials

With Minnesota Book Award finalists and winning authors traveling the SELCO region (and other parts of the state as well) SELCO created a press kits to assist local libraries in getting out the good news about these speakers. The press … Continue reading

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