Tag Archives: Minitex

Promote AskMN.org to students

ASKmnLogofull3Students should always have access to a reference librarian when they need help. One school librarian cannot possibly help all students all of the time, right? A smart, strategic Rochester school librarian (Ellen Range) has done a fantastic job of putting together a post on AskMN for her teachers to learn about the service and tells them how to introduce students to this wonderful resource.

Ellen has produced a video and helpful step-by-step information about how to use this “24/7 chat with a librarian” service. Take a look to see what Ellen has shared.

Leap into the new "public" face of eBooks Minnesota!

ebooks minnesotaMinitex is pleased to announce the official public launch of Ebooks Minnesota. Peruse 2,500 titles in the collection at EbooksMN.org.

Ebooks MN is now available at elm4you.org and MnKnows.org. It will be available through MnLINK later in the year. You are encouraged to add it to your web pages at this time, with helpful “how to” information at EbooksMN.org/about.

Get more information including videos, tutorials, poster and bookmark order information, a feedback form, and information about publishers here.


Free webinar about eBooks Minnesota

ebooks minnesotaIn a recent post, we shared the good news about the current “preview mode” stage of the development of eBooks Minnesota. All Minnesota library staff are encouraged to test it out before it goes live to the public on February 29th. Missed this earlier post?  Click here to get up to speed.

Minitex is now offering library staff an opportunity to learn more….

“This webinar (Wednesday, February 17) will provide a detailed overview of Ebooks Minnesota and the BiblioBoard Library platform. Attendees will gain an understanding of the parameters and focus of the project and see a demonstration of the navigation and content on BiblioBoard, the PatronsFirst mobile library. Nick Banitt, head of the Ebooks Minnesota Working Group, will be there to answer your questions.”  Register for this webinar now!

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

Minitex year in review

PrintRecently, Minitex produced a picture that is indeed worth a thousand words. According to Zachariah Miller, Minitex Communications Manager, “…Minnesota’s libraries remained the cornerstone of Minnesota’s information sharing economy, as you have for over a century. And since 1971, Minitex has been proud to support you. Please review our year-in-review infographic to learn about what we accomplished in FY2015. Together, we’ll accomplish even more in the year to come.”

Whether you are just trying to understand what Minitex does, or if you are trying to understand the scope of its work, this infographic is worth your time.