Registration open for 2019 Electronic Resources (ERMN) Conference

Electronic Resources Minnesota (ERMN) is a regional conference that will provide opportunities for those who acquire and manage e-resources to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from fellow e-resources staff (plus there will be breakfast, lunch, and snacks!). You can review the full conference program by visiting

The one-day conference takes place on Friday, October 4, at the Continuing Education & Conference Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. An optional pre-conference workshop, "Teach Your Staff to Troubleshoot E-Resources: Practical processes for documenting and implementing a troubleshooting training curriculum" takes place on Thursday, October 3, at Brookdale Library, Hennepin County.

Registration fees:

  • Pre-conference workshop (October 3, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM): $30.00
  • Conference (October 4, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM): $45.00

Register here.

Minitex is the organizer of this conference in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries. If you have questions, please contact the organizing committee at

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Rita Baladad

Cooperative purchasing is the acquisition and negotiation of collaborative electronic resources to achieve economies of scale for libraries. I manage planning, purchasing, invoicing, and renewal of electronic resources and services for institutions in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. In short, I'm the bridge between libraries and their vendors. Prior to librarianship, I worked in publishing: marking up articles for electronic journals at an academic press and editing for a trade publisher. You can reach Rita Baladad at