Jun 26, 2020
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.
Nov 16, 2017
In August 2015, the White Earth Nation celebrated the grand opening of Maamigin Achigaazo, the community’s tribal library whose name means “the gathering place.” An initiative housed under White Earth’s Childcare/Early Childhood Program, Maamigin Achigaazo aims to close the literacy gaps that begin in childhood.
Sep 21, 2017
For many tribal librarians, opportunities for professional development can be scarce. Beyond lacking funds for registration and travel, tribal libraries are often staffed by just one or two people; participating in in-person professional development activities may result in tribal libraries temporarily closing. Several grassroots efforts aim to fill these gaps for tribal librarians.
Jul 24, 2017
The Internet Archive is accepting applications from public librarians for a funded program of continuing education, training, and services in the field of web archiving. Applications are due on Friday, August 25, 2017.
May 16, 2017
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (also known as IMLS), has announced the 10 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, including the University of Minnesota Libraries.
May 3, 2017
Across Minnesota, tribal libraries strive to meet the unique needs of seven Anishinaabe and four Dakota nations. Though often unknown outside their individual communities, tribal libraries accomplish a lot with a little, providing resources and services in support of tribal sovereignty, or a tribe’s right to self-govern.
May 3, 2017
Each year, IMLS awards a National Medal for Museum and Library Service that honors “outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.” Two Minnesota libraries are included in this year’s list of
Jul 11, 2016
Group Publisher Erik Gilg discusses publishing at Quarto, one of the Ebooks Minnesota publishing partners.
May 9, 2016
Library users will more easily access ebooks across multiple systems thanks to SimplyE, a free app for phones and tablets that is being further developed at Minitex, a joint program of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
Feb 29, 2016
Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection spearheaded by Minitex - a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Office of Higher Education - and the Minnesota Department of Education, opens today to Minnesota readers.