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Registration Opening: 2014 Library Tech Conference

Library Technology Conference 2014 registration will open on
Thursday, December 12, 2013, at noon, 12:00 PM CST.

Registration Link

Registration is limited to no more than 450 total participants. Once this level of participation is reached, registration will be CLOSED! Please register early in order to ensure your spot at the conference.

LibTech image retrieved online.
LibTech image retrieved online.

The 2014 conference will be held on March 19-20, 2014  at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

This year’s Library Technology Conference is again intended to provide an opportunity for library professionals and the technologists who support them to discuss the technologies that are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to provide a venue where participants can learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own libraries. The number of conference participants will be limited to no more than 450 in order to help ensure a quality conference experience and to help facilitate the interactive and hands-on nature of many of the sessions.

The two-day conference features two keynote speakers, Mita Williams and Barbara Fister, and will also include more than 60 conference sessions – traditional lecture-style sessions, hands-on/workshop sessions, interactive technology dialogue sessions, and poster sessions. From appification of information to tips for becoming a training video star, a wide range of library technology-related topics are covered during Lib Tech 2014 sessions.

We hope that you and other staff from your library will make plans to join us for this conference! For more information, visit the conference website.

Have additional questions or need more information? Please contact us at libtechconference@macalester.edu

Information in this posting was released by Minitex Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:23 PM

Register for the Mid-Winter Library Unsymposium

Image retrieved online at Lake Superior Symposium 11/13/13.
Image retrieved online at Lake Superior Symposium 11/13/13.

The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium was created to help library staff develop enhanced professional networks and promote resource sharing and communication between organizations. Join library staff and technologists from Northwestern Wisconsin and Northeastern Minnesota this January at the Mid-Winter Unsymposium.

MDE: Innovative Learning Time Conference!

Clockman! Photo by Sean MacEntee and retrieved from Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons license.
Clockman! Photo by Sean MacEntee Retrieved from Flickr used under Creative Commons license

*Information in this post was submitted by Nancy Walton, State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).

The Minnesota Department of Education and St. Olaf College invite educators, out-of-school time professionals, and all other interested community members to the 2013 It’s About Time! Innovative Learning Time Conference.  This conference will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at St. Olaf College Buntrock Commons.  The conference aims to help communities collaborate to create richer, more effective learning environments both inside the school day and through out-of-school and summer learning opportunities.  Keynote presentations will include:

  • Dr. Rose Chu, Interim Dean, School of Urban Education, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, on more, deeper learning during the school day;
  • Bob Seidel, Senior Policy Director of the National Summer Learning Association, on stronger, connected learning during out-of-school time;
  • Dr. Eric Jolly, President of the Science Museum of Minnesota, on whatever it takes  to close learning gaps; and
  • Father Tim Manatt, S.J., President of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Minneapolis, on innovation in college and career partnerships from high school through college graduation.

Breakout sessions and small group discussions will provide participants the opportunity to focus on their particular interests in greater depth.

Registration and payment deadline is Friday, June 14. Cost is $45.  Register online at: http://wp.stolaf.edu/conferences/

Please contact Cindy S. Jackson cindy.s.jackson@state.mn.us with your questions.


ENABLE: Seeking Library Participation!

logoProject ENABLE is a collaborative project between Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, Center for Digital Literacy, and Burton Blatt Institute. ENABLE strives to provide high quality, comprehensive, train-the-trainer continuing education programs for school librarians with a special focus on delivering effective library and information services to PreK-12 students with disabilities.

If this sounds like a program you would be interested in being a part of, they are currently recruiting 3-person teams consisting of a librarian, general educator and special educator as well as 15 school library faculties in higher education. Participants will be asked to attend a four and a half day workshop on the Syracuse University campus in either June or August 2013. For more information contact cdl@syr.edu.

Thinking of Redoing Your Library Space?

Image by Thurman some rights reserved
Image by Thurman some rights reserved

Rejuvenate Your Space: Top Building Trends in Library Design

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CST

Looking to spruce up your space? More than just a home for books, a library is a living organism, a vibrant community center for learning, digital content discovery, and exploration. Shouldn’t your 21st century patrons have a 21st century library? Learn about the top building trends in exterior and interior design from architects who have reinvigorated and reimagined library spaces throughout the United States. Breathe new life into your library.

Click on the link for additional information about this free webinar!