Tag Archives: TdS

New TdSLC Director Announced

On Thursday, November 17, the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) Board of Directors formally endorsed the hiring of a new Executive Director. The new Executive Director will be Ms. Ann Hokanson, currently the Director of the Austin, Minnesota, Public … Continue reading

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Formula change support grows!

Recent action at mid-month board meetings on October 20 moved forward the possibility of a 2017 legislative initiative to change the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula.  The most recent approvals were from: Lake Agassiz Regional Library Northwest Regional Library … 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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TdS Executive Position Open

The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) is looking for an Executive Director.  This dynamic and challenging position will manage a cooperative that serves libraries in a nine county area around Mankato, Minnesota.  Mankato is a vibrant, fast-growing city, home … Continue reading

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TdSLC Seeks Executive Director

The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) is looking for an Executive Director.  This dynamic and challenging position will manage a cooperative that serves libraries in a nine county area around Mankato, Minnesota.  Mankato is a vibrant, fast-growing city, home … Continue reading

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More regional broadband support

By adding their names to the Minnesota Broadband Vision, regional library boards are showing their support for a future in which residents of all generations and backgrounds will have access to affordable, high-quality broadband. Included on the growing list: Great River Regional … Continue reading

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Boese TdSLC Interim

On March 9, 2016,  the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative regional library board appointed Robert Boese to serve as Interim Director.

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LSTA Mini Grants Awarded

State Library Services just announced the projects selected to receive a 2015 Libraries Supporting the World’s Best Workforce LSTA mini grant. The World’s Best Workforce recognizes that Minnesota must have students who are college and career ready and poised to … Continue reading

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LSTA Grants Awarded

State Library Services uses Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds to expand access to learning services, information tools and educational resources in all types of libraries. The State Library helps libraries provide educational and civic engagement opportunities, lifelong learning, … Continue reading

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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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Library Construction Grants

An appropriation to the 2014 Library Construction Grant program provided $2,000,000 for library construction and renovation projects. One-to-one matching grants help build libraries that meet high standards of accessibility and energy efficiency. Three projects were earmarked to receive funds, with … Continue reading

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Cow’s Week of Travels

Cow, Mike Wohnoutka, and David LaRochelle had a very successful week with Moo! Trunk Shows around Minnesota.  On Monday they were in Great River Regional Library (GRRL) with stops at Staples (119 attendees at the morning presentation) and Melrose (49 … Continue reading

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MILE Class of 2015 Announced

MLA recently announced the 2015 class for the  Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE)! The 25 selectees for this year’s class will meet their peers in a dynamic four-day retreat at beautiful Sugar Lake Lodge near Grand Rapids, … 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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CRPLSA Members to Join MLA Board

Among the new board members recently elected by the membership of the Minnesota Library Association to serve in leadership positions are two CRPLSA directors — Barbara Misselt, East Central Regional Library (ECRL), and Dayle Zelenka, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative … Continue reading

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MnLINK RFP Committee Created

Minitex has formed an RFP group for the MnLINK Gateway.  This committee will prepare, solicit and review RFPs to replace the current Fretwell-Downing VDX interlibrary loan software, as well as investigate a discovery layer for the MnLINK Gateway.  The individuals … Continue reading

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LSTA Mini-Grants Announced

State Library Services is pleased to announce the recipients of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Mini-Grants for Expanded Learning through Libraries and Play and Learn Space. The Hoyt Lakes Public Library (ALS), Ogilvie Independent School District (ECRL), and St. … Continue reading

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TdSLC Supports RLBSS Change

The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) board agrees with the proposed changes for calculating the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) appropriation.  TdSLC becomes the seventh region to discuss and approve this legislative initiative for the 2015 session. Proposal … Continue reading

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New TdS Library Legacy Coordinator

Jessica Kreutter joins Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) as the new Legacy Coordinator. Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation with an emphasis in Program Planning from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Master of Science from St. … Continue reading

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LeSueur Public Library recognized as WCCO’s Best

Just in time for National Library Week, WCCO viewers recognize the LeSueur Public Library as Minnesota’s best public library.    Watch the WCCO news clip with Matt Brickman’s trip to this south central Minnesota community in the Traverse des Sioux … Continue reading

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New TdSLC Strategic Plan

With the assistance of Library Strategies, Inc. and several member participants, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) has completed a new Strategic Plan covering 2014-2016.  The planning process also resulted in slightly revised mission and vision statements as follows: Mission … Continue reading

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