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MILE (MN Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence) by Nicole Schmiesing / Benson/Kerkhoven Public Libraries

I am a member of the MILE Cohort 2019. This four day institute brings together librarians and other library staff from across fields (public, academic, and school) and across the state and helps enable them to be the next generation of library leaders. The session that shines the brightest for me occurred on the third [...]

Teen Summer Read Grant

Prairielands accepting applications. Apply at: Apply by May 31, 2019. Teen Summer Read runs from June 3-August 30. Deadline for reimbursement requests and evaluations is Sept. 27, 2019. Read the guidelines at: For more ideas and information:

Book Repair Workshop – Register!

Book Repair Workshop Rescheduled! August 29, Willmar Public Library, 1:00 – 4:30 Lunch provided August 30, Slayton Public Library, workshop 9:30 – 1:00 Lunch provided Register Workshop This is a hands-on workshop designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials in public and school libraries. We will discuss [...]

The Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium

The Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium When: May 22 Where: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus Enhancing Quality Staff is a professional development opportunity geared towards library support staff. Early bird registration discount ends on May 1!

Association of College & Research Libraries Conference by Pam Gladis / Southwest Minnesota State University

Thanks to Prairielands for providing funds supporting my trip to the national ACRL conference in Cleveland, OH. I attended a dozen sessions plus two keynote speakers. One session I'll highlight was entitled "Working at the Intersections of Information Literacy & Scholarly Communication." This panel gave me lots to think about regarding students as content creators [...]

LibTech by Emily Sovell / SMSU McFarland Library

Thank you for the opportunity to attend LibTech at Macalester College on March 20-21, 2019. I went to several useful workshops, but two I thought stood out were Taking LibGuides to the Next Level and Digging Deeper Into Google Extensions. Taking LibGuides focused on small tweaks we can make to our LibGuides and websites like [...]

LibTech Conference by Ria Newhouse / Spicer, New London, Lake Lillian, Raymond, Atwater Public Libraries

I attended the LibTech conference at Macalester College. The first session I went to -- "You've Got Mail: Tales of Form-Based Readers' Advisory" -- was put on by librarians from the University of Minnesota, but I can definitely see how such a program would appeal to public libraries. These librarians are essentially book matchmakers; patrons [...]