Upcoming Library Events
Teen Tech Week! March 6 - 12, 2016
Create it @ Your Library! ________________________________________________________________
Coding for Librarians!
Coding for Librarians is a self-paced learning program for library staff that will help participants understand (and possibly take part in) the coding movement in libraries. Coding has been and is a growing trend in libraries, whether through maker/hacker spaces or by providing 3D printers for patrons to produce their designs.
- Read the Guidelines
- Register by February 15, 2016
- Choose a free online tutorial that estimates 5 or more hours to complete*
- Make sure the course awards some kind of certificate, badge or proof that you completed it (this is why we recommend Code Academy)
- Email SAMMIE a copy of your certificate (we will accept screenshots of badges)
- You will receive a small reward for your achievement
- Program runs January 1 – April 30, 2016
*Disclaimer: SAMMIE staff does not have the knowledge to help participants with coding questions. For assistance, use whatever assistance is available through the coding tutorial you select.
Participants may choose to use fee based tutorials, but are not required to do so for the Coding for Librarians program.
Spotlight on Books
The 28th annual Spotlight on Books Conference for adults focused on youth literature featuring authors Eric Rohmann, Anton Treuer, Candace Fleming and more will be held at Chase on the Lake in Walker, MN on
April 8-9, 2016. For more information and to register, go to the conference website spotlightonbooks.weebly.com
...began services in 1979.
...serves an 18-county service area in southwestern MN.
...has the good fortune to work closely with two Regional Public Library Systems: the Plum Creek Library System
headquartered in Worthington and the Pioneerland Library System headquartered in Willmar.
...has governance provided by an exceptional nine member Governing Board.
...has service development and future direction is provided by the SAMMIE Member Council, a highly dedicated
thoughtful bunch of library devotees.
...has developed teen services growth and project development is provided by the Teen Co-op Steering Committee.
...is always interested in serving new members.