TO: Minnesota Libraries
FROM: State Library Services
DATE: March 27, 2015
SUBJECT: Updates from State Library Services: Position opening, Meetup, webinar, LSTA grants
Libraries Serving Youth Meetup – Last Call to Register
Registration closes next week for State Library Services’ first ever Libraries Serving Youth Meetup. The event is a chance for school and public library staff to meet, network and share ideas. Learn about successful public library and school collaborations and get creative ideas. Scheduled presenters from across the state include Brianna Belanger, Mike Evavold, Chad Lubbers, Ellen Morehouse, Donna Ohlgren, Nina Shimmin, and Erin Smith.
The Meetup is on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville. A working lunch will be provided and there is no charge for the event. Registration for the Meetup closes Wednesday, April 1, so register today. A certificate of attendance for CEUs will be available. For more information, please contact Jennifer Verbrugge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-582-8356.
Community Literacy Initiatives and Partnerships Webinar
Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps (MRC/MMC) are helping more than 30,000 students in over 700 Minnesota schools succeed in reading and math. Join Anne Demotts (MRC/MMC Outreach Coordinator), Barb McKenzie (Hennepin County Library Volunteer and Internship Coordinator), and a Minnesota Reading Corps Master Coach for a webinar on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 1-2 pm to learn more about how connecting with MRC and MMC can benefit your library and your community. Pre-register here.
Please contact Jennifer Verbrugge at email@example.com with questions or to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event. Note: MDE requires a two-week advance notice in order to provide the requested accommodation and requires a 48-hour notice in order to cancel a requested accommodation.
Join our award-winning team
State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, is now recruiting candidates for a Library Development Specialist – State Data Coordinator.
State Library Services aligns its mission with the department’s vision of educational equity for all and the Governor’s Seven Point Plan for Excellence in Education. We work collaboratively with the Minnesota library community to create and deliver resources that address the educational, social and cultural needs of Minnesotans to accomplish our mission. Based in Roseville, this is a unique professional employment opportunity for librarians interested in working in a leadership role in the state. Primary position responsibilities include coordinating the annual collection of public library data and providing expertise on program design, implementation and measurement to improve the ability of Minnesota’s libraries to articulate the impact of library services. We are looking for candidates with a background in library services, program design, statistical analysis and evaluation that also have excellent communication skills. Applications will be accepted online through April 15, 2015.
Questions? Please contact Jennifer Nelson at 651-582-8791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSTA Grant Application Process
Join State Library Services on April 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Project Planning with Logic Models, a webinar that will introduce a logic model approach to project planning. Logic models offer a tested framework for developing grant proposals and ensure that your proposals describe the resources you need to achieve the outcomes you propose. The session will also review project activities and budgeting and connect you with resources that can help you create stronger grant proposals. Pre-registration is not necessary; simply click here to log into the webinar. Please contact Jen Nelson at email@example.com with questions or to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event. Note: MDE requires a two-week advance notice in order to provide the requested accommodation and requires a 48-hour notice in order to cancel a requested accommodation.
Because we’re interested in making sure that as many eligible applicants as possible benefit from LSTA grants, applicants/benefitting public libraries that did not receive a competitive LSTA award with federal fiscal year 2013 or 2014 funds and since July 1, 2013 will receive an additional 10 priority points during the proposal review process. Contact Jackie Blagsvedt at 651-582-8805 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.