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!→
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.
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.
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.
*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.
Project 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 email@example.com.