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Save the Date: ELM Expo, Sat March 11


Several of our CMLE members are using ELM, and we could really increase that number! Sign up for this mini expo today! (And remember: we have scholarship money to give you!)

We have information on our website about the Electronic Library for Minnesota. “ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.”

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New ELM video project!

“Visit the new Video ELM site to hear stories from staff in Minnesota libraries, library systems, and statewide organizations like History Day highlighting the importance of ELM resources in their daily work and lives. If you’d like to submit your story, we’d love to include it on our site and share with the library community. Don’t be shy!  The more, the merrier!  Each story added helps promote ELM’s usage and awareness. Please consider being a voice for ELM. When you go to Video ELM to record a video, simply click on the large plus sign, follow the prompts, and consider these three questions in your recording.

  • What is your name?
  • Where do you work and what is your position?
  • How do you see the ELM databases used in your school, university, public library, or organization?  Or how do you see the impact of ELM databases on Minnesota residents?

If you don’t make a recording, don’t worry.  Just enjoy the videos and share!  Participate today!”

New ELM Webinars, Spring 2016

ELMIt is just fun to be able to refer to Spring in any way! The staff at Minitex have been busy and welcome you to join them in any of the webinars shown below.

Register now for upcoming ELM webinar offerings, February-April, 2016.

Do you need a refresher or want to learn something new? Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction has a new group of ELM webinar offerings packed with practical information you can apply to work or your personal interests.

Click below for webinar descriptions and registration.

Vendor Hosted

History Day Research (Minnesota): Recommended Sources and Research Tools – Dinah Ramirez, Customer Education Specialist (Midwest Region), Gale/Cengage Learning

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:00 pm Central Standard Time

Save the Date! The ELM Expo is Coming

Have you noticed that ELM is big and multi-faceted? Have you wondered how you could just spend an entire day picking and choosing what you need to learn about ELM. Well look no more….for the first time ever, we are offering an ELM Expo! Raise your awareness of all that is available and increase your hands-on skillset in a comfortable lab/wifi friendly setting with your peers.  Registration and more information is coming soon!

What: ELM Expo
When: Friday, November 6, 2015
Where: Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center
2727 North Ferry Street
Anoka, MN 55303

This event is co-sponsored by CMLE, Metronet, and Minitex.

Check out the Minitex digital scavenger hunts

stolen%20treasureAre you having trouble engaging students with ELM Resources? Do they enjoy finding clues and completing missions? Do they like to be the hero in their own adventure? Look no further than the Minitex Digital Scavenger Hunts! The “Scavenger Hunts are a collection of stories designed to require an adventurous dive into ELM database content in order to solve a mystery, rescue a team, or open a snack stand. Choose from one or more of the following adventures and win badges for completing the missions.” The content looks fun AND gets students exploring ELM Resources.

What is ELM you ask? “The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is a collection of databases available to Minnesota schools, libraries, and residents. The ELM databases give Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, encyclopedia articles, multimedia and more on a vast array of subjects. ELM is brought to you by your local library or school media center, Minitex, and State Library Services, the Minnesota state library agency, with state appropriations to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education, and federal LSTA funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

Check out the full list now! Curious? Check out the video below: