If you are interested in promoting ELM, the Electronic Library for Minnesota, take a look at the article in today’s Alexandria Echo Press (MN), Learn about one of the state’s best kept secrets.
It’s a great example of local promotion of the ELM databases to the public, written by Betty Ann Hegland, Reference Librarian, Douglas County Library.
Many thanks to Sara Galligan, Ramsey County Law Library, for preparing this entry:
Do patrons appear in your library as a first step in their search for legal help? If so, self help resources are available on court and legal aid websites. Public librarians can help promote self help legal information, including online materials for low [...]
Marilyn Cathcart and the MLIS program at St. Kate’s are looking for your input if you supervise graduates of St. Kate’s.
The MLIS Program at St. Catherine University is in candidacy for accreditation by the American Library Association. As part of the accreditation process and, most importantly, as a way to remain informed by library practitioners, [...]
You’ve watched them, maybe even tried to make one yourself. Short videos are a great way to explain concepts and ideas and Common Craft specializes in this. Common Craft’s explanatory video series “In Plain English” covers topics like green, money, society and technology. There’s a brand new one on Cloud Computing.
On November 18 at 11am [...]
For resources on Veterans Day, including history, teacher guide, poster gallery and VA Kids site (K-5 and 6-12th grade), visit the Veterans Day site, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/.
Two Minnesota library staff have been selected for the prestigious 2010 ALA Emerging Leaders program.
Cody Hanson, Technology Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, sponsored by LITA
Cynthia Matthias, Teen Services Librarian, Hennepin County Libraries, sponsored by the Minnesota Library Association
The Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program for newer library workers from across the country. 100 [...]
East Central Regional Library (ECRL) begins a month-long 50 anniversary celebration with an open house 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., November 5, at the Cambridge Public Library. Music and refreshments will precede a short program at 4 p.m. featuring Bill Asp, ECRL director between 1967 and 1970 and a former State Librarian. Per ECRL website: “Patrons, [...]
School library media specialist and Robbinsdale schools program director for media and instruction technology, Jane Prestebak, was quoted in yesterday’s Star Tribune article, “Interactive boards get screened in class”. *
Jane and her district are working to find out whether interactive whiteboards make a difference in student achievement. See the article for the details. Jane clarified [...]
“We really overestimated the number of people who had easy access and familiarity with the Internet” – Joel Spoonheim of Minneapolis, pilot program coordinator (p. A4)
If the project had partnered with the public library and local nonprofits with public access computers would the results have been different? Since public libraries provide Internet access and one-on-one [...]
This is primarily for those within relatively short driving distance to St. Cloud.
The St. Cloud State University James W. Miller Resource Learning Center hosts a Lewis & Clark exhibit through December 11. The attachment is a flyer for a free educators’ workshop, 6:00-7:30 p.m., October 28 that focuses on working the history into curriculum.