Directors’ Retreat

2 day retreat at Lake Shetek WORKING TOGETHER Library and Media Center Directors' Retreat October 20 - 21, 2017 Shetek Lutheran Ministries Retreat Center 14 Keeley Island Drive Slayton, MN 56172 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Pioneerland Library System -Plum Creek Library System - SAMMIE Friday only: (breakfast [...]

Be a Mentor!

Help New School Library Staff! School districts save money by hiring staff without library backgrounds to run the media centers. Even first year teacher lirarians feel lost at times. Experienced staff from any type of library could be a valuable resource for someone with questions. You could be a mentor. Interested? These exercises may help you decide: [...]

Camp Read-A-Lot by Margaret Anne Weigelt / Atwater Public Library

Radically trusting as first time attendee, I blindly volunteered as a grades 9-12 Camp Counselor. Two thoughtful soft-spoken MN authors - Alison McGhee & Pete Hautman - shared personal writing histories and taught a writers’ workshop. Rapid-fire book discussions provided deeper understanding via diverse perspectives of teachers, media specialists and public librarians. Participants offered additional [...]

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