Newsletter Issue

Library News, July 2019


The time has come to say goodbye to the old ELM portal at elm4you.org . Beginning July 1st the url elm4you.org will redirect to the new ELM portal elibrarymn.org . Read more


MELSA Executive Director Ken Behringer is retiring

Announcement - Library News

Jun 26, 2019 by Sally Lederer

An image of an invitation to Ken Behringer's retirement party on Thursday, July 11, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the MELSA meeting room.

After serving the library community in many key roles over his career, most recently as Executive Director of MELSA, Ken Behringer is retiring. Please drop in to wish him well at an informal reception in the MELSA meeting room at 1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 320 in Saint Paul. Read more


A photograph of an autumn scene.

The Minitex Technical Services Symposium will return this fall, on November 14, 2019. This year's theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services. Read more


Save the Date for the PALS 40th Anniversary Celebration

Announcement - Library News

Jun 26, 2019 by Gretchen Cords

A blue graphic inviting recipients to save the date for PALS' 40th anniversary celebration on August 15.

Save the date for the PALS 40th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, August 15 at Minnesota State University Mankato's Centennial Student Union. The celebration will begin at 2:00 p.m. and end three hours later. Read more


Registration is open for WiLSWorld 2019

News - Library News

Jun 12, 2019 by Andi Coffin

A photo of Madison, Wisconsin, with a text overlay that reads: "WiLSWorld 2019. July 23rd and 24th, 2019. Madison. Pyle Center."

WiLSWorld 2019 is coming up on July 23rd and 24th at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wisconsin! WiLS, with the WiLSWorld Planning Team, have been busy putting together presentations and people and panels on the topics our members have shared interest in learning more about. Read more


Ex Libris logo

There have been a number of acquisitions of ILL software in the last couple of years. Today, it was announced that Ex Libris has acquired RapidILL , a popular ILL software developed at the University of Colorado. Read more


Books deal with Social Emotional Learning

News - Library News

Jun 24, 2019 by Beth Staats

A small curated collection, but still very important, the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) collection in Ebooks Minnesota offers titles to help kids deal with tough thoughts and feelings. Read more


Digital Public Library of America seeks Community Manager

Announcement - Library News

Jun 26, 2019 by Zachariah Miller

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The Digital Public Library of America seeks a leader to help it further its mission to advance equitable access to knowledge for all in the digital age. Read more


University of North Dakota seeks Science Librarian

Announcement - Library News

Jun 14, 2019 by Jordan Wagaman

The logo for the University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota's Chester Fritz Library (CFL) welcomes applications for the position of Science Reference, Instruction, & Collections Librarian. Read more


Minnesota Chiropractic College graduates and faculty, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota

The Minnesota Digital Library is happy to announce the addition of new content to the Northwestern Health Sciences University's collection. Their new contribution of historic photographs more than doubles the size of their collection. Read more


Streetcar on Hennepin Avenue at Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The new contribution to the Minnesota Streetcar Museum collection includes over 800 photographs and postcards that document streetcar routes through the metro areas, the express boats on Lake Minnetonka, and streetcar employees hard at work in the many streetcar garages and carhouses throughout the cities. Read more