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Jul 28, 2020
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by Gerri Moeller
The Minitex Delivery and Resource Sharing Units will be hosting a statewide conversation on the state of Minitex Delivery and Resource Sharing on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 11 AM. Minitex staff will discuss the process of restarting the statewide delivery service and some of the challenges we’ve faced in the process. We will also share an update on the status of MNLINK and referrals, as well as an approximate timeline for filling requests from the University of Minnesota collections. The rest of the meeting will be Q&A.
Jun 26, 2020
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by Zach Miller

A study conducted by Batelle found no SARS-CoV-2 virus (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) on library materials after 72 hours. The study was an initiative of the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project led by OCLC, the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Batelle. The project's goal is to provide science-based information to libraries and museums as they consider reopening amid the pandemic.

Jun 22, 2020
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by Gerri Moeller

The Minitex courier service restarted on Monday, June 22, for those direct courier locations able to accept delivery. Many libraries have different hours, days open, building access locations, and procedures. We will do our best to accommodate all of these changes.

Jun 12, 2020
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by Gerri Moeller

Every week, Minitex receives questions about restarting the courier service. We are eager to start in a manner that is safe for library staff and patrons, and as orderly as possible. Planning is in full force, and Minitex delivery staff began going back into the office on a part-time basis starting this week.

May 18, 2020
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by Gerri Moeller

The REstarting Physical Delivery Safely (REDS) Taskforce brings together library leaders from across Minnesota to formulate a plan to restart the physical delivery of library materials statewide. While we don’t yet have an anticipated start date, a vigorous conversation is underway, including libraries of all shapes and sizes. We’re focusing on safety for staff and patrons, logistics, and how to reshape delivery to meet today's circumstances.  Please review our Working Document, and reach out to me (my contact information is listed below) with your thoughts and ideas.

May 15, 2020
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by Nicole Masika

Need some resources as a first-time meatless cook? Nicole Masika and Jessica Manner take on the meat shortages head on with some cookbook recommendations.

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