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ILL Conference Highlight: Revolutionizing Resource Sharing with OCLC’s Katie Birch

REGISTER TODAY to attend the 2017 Minitex ILL Conference including Katie Birch’s session, “Revolutionizing Resource Sharing.”

Katie Birch has spent much of her career in resource sharing. Between 2005 and 2008, Katie took a lead role in the development of the UnityUK service, a country-wide resource sharing service in the UK. She is currently the Executive Director – Resource Sharing at OCLC, and is based in Dublin, Ohio. In this capacity, Katie oversees WorldShare ILL, including Article Exchange, Policies Directory and IFM, as well as ILLiad, Tipasa, Relais, VDX and WorldCat Navigator. Additionally, Katie is responsible for OCLC’s shared print strategy and OCLC’s Analytics product set. Katie moved from the UK to the USA in 2012.

8:30 AM – 3:15 PM, May 17, 2017
Continuing Education & Conference Center
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Please contact Becky Ringwelski at e-ring@umn.edu or Tammi Halverson at halve186@umn.edu with your questions or comments.

MLA: Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertising Registration Now Open!

Save the date! The 2017 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference will be held October 5th and 6th at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Our theme this year is Radical Librarianship – the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future.

We hope you will consider joining us for this conference. It’s going to be a terrific event, attended by library staff from across Minnesota. Participating in the conference is a great opportunity to showcase how your organization supports the radical work of Minnesota’s libraries. Below are several opportunities for your organization to take advantage of in Rochester:
Continue reading MLA: Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertising Registration Now Open!

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