Newsletter Issue

Library News, June 2019

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The Shared E-Resources Task Force informs Minitex on which databases are licensed and made available statewide in the collection known in Minnesota as eLibrary MN, or ELM. We invite Minnesota library staff and educators to apply to join returning members of the SER Task Force by completing a short application. Read more

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Have you checked out the new ELM portal at yet? It is now up and running! The old portal at and links copied from it will no longer be accessible after June 30 . Read more

Join us to celebrate Valerie Horton

Announcement - Library News

May 03, 2019 by Zachariah Miller

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Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries cordially invite you to a retirement party in Valerie Horton's honor. Join us to celebrate Valerie for her career in libraries and her dynamic tenure as Minitex's director. Please RSVP . Read more

Registration is open for WiLSWorld 2019

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Jun 12, 2019 by Andi Coffin

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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

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The Electronic Resources MN (ERMN) Conference will be held on October 4, 2019 in St. Paul, MN at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center. Read more

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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

Minitex librarians accept History Day award

The Minitex Reference Outreach and Instruction (ROI) unit has been awarded the "Library Team of the Year" award at the State History Day competition. Read more

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The MELSA World Language interest group brings staff from MELSA library systems together to better inform and support the work that they do related to collecting World Language materials. Read more

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"Indigenous Representations: A Literature Workshop" is designed for educators (such as teachers and librarians) and focuses on how to select, critically analyze, and incorporate Indigenous youth literature. Registration will open August 2019. Read more

Popup Picks is produced every three months as a quarterly online mobile publication and includes hand-curated, award-winning sci-fi, young adult, travel, humor, self-help, graphic novels and other ebooks and personal picks from leading expert librarian curators. Read more

Normandale Community College Library seeks faculty librarian

Announcement - Library News

Jun 11, 2019 by Jordan Wagaman

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Normandale Community College Library is hiring a faculty librarian to work primarily in the areas of Circulation and Instruction (course-integrated information literacy classroom instruction and one-on-one instruction at the reference desk). Read more

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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is hiring a Program Director for Educational Development. The Program Director for Educational Development utilizes knowledge of evidenced based educational development practices to advance effective teaching and learning principles incorporating instructional technologies where appropriate. Read more

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The University of South Dakota (USD) seeks a user-focused librarian who is committed to making a difference in rural health care. This is a term faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian, and reports to the Dean of the University Libraries. Read more