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Symposium: Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times

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Registration is Now Open for EQS 2017!

Please register early; space is limited.
Early-bird registration is $75 for each non-University of Minnesota Libraries registrant.
Lunch is included.

After May 1, registration is $90.  The deadline for registration is May 17, 2017.

More Information:

Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times

The 25th symposium for library paraprofessionals and support staff presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries

May 23, 2017

Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Mid-career Library People: Apply to the ALA Leadership Institute!

CMLE people – this is a great opportunity, so consider applying! I know Maureen Sullivan, and can tell you that she is wonderful at leading these events – you would really get a lot out of this program.

In upcoming years, CMLE will be offering this kind of intensive training program for members (and others); but if you can take advantage of this – please do! Remember we have some scholarship money to offset the cost!

From the ALA:

Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be accepted through April 13, 2017. The institute is designed to help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead.

Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for up to 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA past-president Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss.

The application form as well as details and guidelines are available on the Transforming Libraries website. Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer. Participation includes a free one-year membership in LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association). Continue reading Mid-career Library People: Apply to the ALA Leadership Institute!

Lake Superior Libraries Symposium looking for lightning round presentations!

Image result for Lake Superior Libraries Symposium“The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite lightning round presentation proposals for the sixth annual conference to be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library.  The lighting round sessions will be held after lunch and presented to the entire group — sessions will be 8-12 minutes in length.

This year’s theme, Beyond Neutral, invites attendees to challenge the traditional stance of libraries as neutral spaces.   Possibilities for presentation topics include:
  • Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors:  What steps have you taken to make your library welcoming and accessible to your community?  Have you connected with community partners or altered the physical space of your library?
  • Reflecting Our Communities:   How have you used programming, collection development, displays, or services to support diversity and inclusion?
  • Starting the Dialogue:  How can we best address challenging questions within our professions, like lack of professional diversity, the pace of change, and the library’s purpose?
Successful lightning round presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices.  All presenters will receive a discounted registration rate of $25.
To submit a proposal, please fill out the form here:  https://goo.gl/forms/kQ9oZ67GgjuboWeJ3.  All proposals should be submitted by Friday, April 28, 2017.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance in early May.
Questions?  Please contact the LSLS Committee at lslsorganize@googlegroups.com.


Mollie M. Stanford, MLISRegional Librarian — Youth Services & Training

Arrowhead Library System

Have you checked CMLE’s Continuing Education calendar lately?

As library people, we love knowledge and learning! If you are looking for some professional Continuing Education opportunities, hopefully you know about CMLE’s calendar!

The calendar is located on our Continuing Education page, which features a Google calendar that is updated daily with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!

The page also has links to organizations like Library Juice, TIES, and the AASL’s eAcademy that offer their own training and development opportunities.

If you are interested in participating in a Continuing Education event but struggling with the financial aspect, don’t forget CMLE offers scholarships!

ARSL Conference News: Lodging and Keynote Speakers

The 2017 conference for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries takes place from Sept. 6th – 9th and will be in St. George, Utah this year. Since many of CMLE’s member libraries are small or in rural locations, we thought this conference might be of interest to you! And don’t forget, we have scholarships available to help you attend these sorts of professional opportunities!

Registration for the conference isn’t open until April 3rd, but you are encouraged to make hotel reservations now!

The keynote speakers for the event are bestselling authors Richard Paul Evans and Brandon Mull.

Find more information about the conference on their website.