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Minitex Resource Sharing & Delivery services suspended effective March 17


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March 26 Update

Resource Sharing & Delivery services of physical materials are now suspended indefinitely. Minitex staff are still available, however, to fill requests with electronic materials. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate regularly with our partners in resource sharing at libraries across the state and with our partners in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Resumption of services regarding physical materials will depend on guidance from the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Original Text

Minitex Resource Sharing and Delivery services will be suspended as of Tuesday, March 17. All Minitex delivery routes will be cancelled through Friday, March 27. Our suspension of services will be reconsidered at that time.

Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries came to this decision in the wake of University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel’s announcement that all University libraries systemwide will close March 17, and in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Additional key factors that led us to this decision were the increasing pace of building closures and ILL service suspensions at libraries of all types across Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, and the health and safety of staff at Minitex and our partner libraries.

We thank our partners throughout the library community for openly communicating with us as we confront this unprecedented public health challenge. We will continue to share updates as they become available and hope that you will continue sharing information with us as this situation continues to unfold.
 


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Gerri Moeller

Gerri Moeller is the Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Delivery with Minitex. Previously, she worked at the Viking Library System in Fergus Falls, MN and the Outagamie Waupaca Library System in Appleton, WI.  Her very first library job was at Lawrence University, where she learned to love interlibrary loan and government documents. She believes that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is the prettiest place on the planet and will happily discuss it with anyone who asks. You can reach her at 612-624-0375 or gmoeller@umn.edu.