Minnesota’s Library Legislative Day was Wednesday, Feb 22; and it was a great event!! If you have not been to one, please consider attending next year – it is so great to be in a group of library people all talking about the wonderful things libraries do. And legislators generally want to hear from us, because they like to know money is being well spent in their communities. So, it’s fun for everyone!!
This is a brief report on some of the activities of the day, to give other newbies an idea of what is like to participate in this event. We had a LOT of CMLE library people and Board members attending this year!! It was great to see people there, talking about all the great things in their libraries and library service across the state.
Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend. And if you were not – you can always email, call, or write to your legislator! And thank you to the organizers of this event, who worked so hard to get everything together for it to be such a positive experience!
Wanting to escape the Minnesota winters, it landed in this beautiful park. The cache gets a lot of traffic, as it is located in a very busy visitors center on the beach. There is a long pier into the ocean, filled with people fishing. They have a boardwalk to escort people through the dunes area, and several hiking trails through the Carolina pine woods. It is a lovely area!
The Library Travel Bug has already been picked up from this location, and is hopefully headed to some other great location!! We will keep you updated on its progress, as well as the progress of our other Travel Bugs!
A recent library discussion asked about policies libraries have established for truants (or potential truants) in the library. There were a lot of responses, some of them copied below; and it led us to wonder about your library policies. Do you have a policy on truant students? After looking at these ideas, do you need one? If so, CMLE Headquarters is available to help you write one!
CMLE members – we are passing on a survey for you to complete. Being part of a profession has many rewards, and also some responsibilities; and that includes sharing your ideas with your professional colleagues! So if you have info to share – here is your chance!
For a session at the upcoming Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in April, we are asking for your assistance to provide direction for our discussion about how license agreements are managed and retained in libraries. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey (no more than 10 minutes) to share your views and experiences with license agreements.
Please click on the link below to access the survey. We need a response by March 6.