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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 [...]

ELI (Educause Learning Initiative) Annual Conference by Kate Borowske / McFarland Library, Southwest Minnesota State University

I recently heard another person who attended this conference say, "I found 'My People' there." This was my first time to attend and that was absolutely my experience, as well. There were a wealth of sessions on pedagogy and technology in higher education. Some of the sessions I went to: virtual reality, adaptive learning, student [...]

Genealogical Research For Librarians by Molly Schweinfurter / Redwood Falls Public Library

I have completed the e-course "Genealogical Research For Librarians" offered online through the American Library Association. This course was presented over four weeks by June Powers, a librarian from North Carolina. She recommended several book titles as recommended resources and then each week had a video presentation and additional readings for us to do, as [...]

Minnesota Library Association by Emilirose Rasmusson / Marshall-Lyon County Library

The Minnesota Library Association annual convention is always an interesting experience! I attended a variety of sessions, and I’d like to share some thoughts and resources on a few of those topics. The “Dark Web,” Anonymizing Software, and Patron Privacy It’s always worth noting that it’s not illegal to access the dark web or to [...]