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MLA Conference 2017 by Jackee Fountain / Glencoe Public Library

The Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference provides the opportunities for me to connect with other public librarians around the state. More important are the sessions giving a variety of topics and presenters. I chose sessions which would provide information, resources and challenges to continue to provide the Glencoe Public Library with new or improved programs [...]

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Director’s Retreat by Paula Nemes / Marshall-Lyon County

I am grateful for the opportunity to attend this informative 2-day event, meet new people, and enjoy a beautiful setting. All of the sessions offered good insights, and I especially appreciated Valerie Horton's talk on innovation. "Promote secure vulnerability": admit failure, get rest, ask questions, and build an environment where concerns are voiced. One of [...]

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Directors Retreat by Dawn Dailey / Benson & Kerkhoven

Our retreat was held at Shetek Lutheran Ministries Retreat Center. What a beautiful place! I had a wonderful time attending sessions, networking with my fellow colleagues. It's nice to get to know each other more and bounce ideas off each other. The sessions were very informative! Valerie Horton, from Minitex informed us of projects going [...]

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“Working Together” Library and Media Center Directors’ Retreat by Cindy Hendrickx / Appleton Public Library

Shetek Lutheran Ministries Retreat Center was a beautiful place to hold a retreat. I had a FABULOUS time attending sessions, networking with colleagues, and just enjoying the beautiful location. We had a couple of very informative sessions from Valerie Horton, Director of Minitex who informed us of all the innovative "pilot" projects going on at [...]

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