After a year-long process of planning, evaluation, needs assessment, proposal solicitation, and content review, Minitex and the Shared E-Resources (
We previously announced the final issue of Reference Notes in April 2020, however, with so much important and timely information circulating we thought it best to publish one more installment. After July 1, look for articles by the Reference Outreach & Instruction unit to be published in the Minitex Weekly Digest. Thanks for reading!
We wanted to provide a little more detail to Minnesota libraries on changes to eLibrary Minnesota as a result of our recent announcement of intended databases.
In the midst of many tragic events occurring in Minnesota, and world-wide, I came upon an article by Angela Hursh, an expert in library marketing and social media. The article, "How libraries can combat racial inequity," lays out a framework, as well as tools and tips, around social justice.
The University of Minnesota Press is committed to challenging white supremacy, police violence, and unequal access to criminal justice, education, and resources in Minnesota, the United States, and throughout the world. To promote understanding and action for change, this collection of antiracist books is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020.
Gale has added and updated portals in their Gale In Context: High School database. Each portal includes a topic overview and links to articles, biographies, images, videos, and more.
I was fortunate to be interviewed by Allison Campbell Jensen, a writer for the U of MN Libraries continuum. The article highlights Ebooks Minnesota and