Minnesota's library community is beautiful, complex, and driven by a core idea: equal access to information.
Browsing Minitex Policy Advisory Council member reports, I saw a familiar name: Liv Mostad-Jensen. Liv, formerly a Library Assistant at Minitex (along with her sister, Anne) is now Director of the Coleraine Public Library.
Wilson Studio, University of Minnesota Libraries’ forward-thinking technical lab and experimental space for interdisciplinary University projects, is undergoing final design tweaks and proposals. Construction is slated to begin early 2017.
The Duluth Public Library was founded in 1890 and has occupied several different buildings in its 126-year history. Since 1980 the Main Library has operated out of an ore boat shaped facility designed by architect Gunnar Birkerts.
Minnesota's multitype library systems host a continuing education calendar for library staff at mnlibs.org. The calendar incorporates major local and national events as well as training opportunities from across the community, listed by region.
The Minnesota Historical Society has launched the online portal of Swedish American Newspapers in collaboration with the National Library of Sweden, the American Swedish Institute, and the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
The divisive climate in American politics has spawned and/or drawn attention to a new trend in online information: fake news. A number of websites have been identified – from many points on the political spectrum – that claim to mix the truth with satire.
At the Digital Library Federation Forum session Power to the People: Personal Digital Archiving Labs, four different organizations spoke about their personal digital archiving programs and projects. Organizations represented in the session included Madison, Wisconsin Public Library, DC Public Library, the New York City XFR Collective, and the iSchool at UW-Madison.
We are so pleased to announce a new addition to the St. Paul Public Library's collection in Minnesota Reflections. The new addition includes seven volumes of the Proceeedings of the city of St. Paul's Common Council for the years 1859 - 1866.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new contributing organization to Minnesota Reflections - the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa.
Earlier this fall we announced a new additon to Minnesota Reflections, a series of oral history interviews from the Heritage Education Commission. An additional 60 interviews have been uploaded and added to this collection, bringing the total up to 90 interviews. The Heritage Education Commission is located in Moorhead and is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.
The Minnesota Digital Library is excited to announce a new addition to Minnesota Reflections. The newly digitized content from the Military Historical Society of Minnesota document Minnesota's involvement in World War I. The Historical Society digitized the final volumes from their collection of county narratives which told of Minnesota's contribution to the war effort. Each volume contains photographs of the men and women who fought and served during the war.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce an exciting oral history addition to Minnesota Reflections. The Crow Wing County Historical Society has made available in Minnesota Reflections an extensive series of interviews conducted during 1936-1939 by the Works Progress Administration. These interviews are type-written pages and number more than 1,200. Together they are made up of more than 3,400 transcribed pages. The content of theses interviews reflect the lives, experiences, and genealogy of people who lived in Crow Wing County.