SLIS Graduate Coursework through Mankato State University – KSP 622 Materials for Children by Johanna Hanneman / ISD 423 – Hutchinson Public Schools – K-5 Libraries

Entering my third semester at Mankato State University, I elected to take the course, KSP 622: Materials for Children. This course focused on selecting and evaluating both print and multimodal media materials that are appropriate for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. I became knowledgeable about current issues such as censorship, social justice, and [...]

Teen Summit on Social Emotional Skills

Presented by the University of Minnesota Extension "Social emotional skills are powerful and complicated. There are no cookie cutter methods that work with every young person, but youth workers can influence how social emotional skills are caught and taught within their program. This training builds an understanding of how to support social emotional learning (SEL).  [...]

Counting Every Minnesotan

State Library Services has partnered with the Minnesota State Demographic Center to provide support to library staff in helping patrons complete their 2020 Census forms. Because the 2020 Census will be available online, people who lack internet connectivity, a device, and/or digital literacy skills may visit your library for any of these three essentials. Join [...]

Lake Superior Libraries Mid-Winter Unsymposium

Registration Is Now Open Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Mid-Winter Unsymposium at the Superior Public Library! Join us on January 10th, 2020, for an afternoon of networking, discussion, and collaborative problem-solving! Sometimes you need a break from the average conference: you need an UNCONFERENCE! At the LSLS Unsymposium, you [...]

St. Cloud State University Fall Semester by Courtney Walsh / KMS Public Schools (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg)

I took the course IM (Information Media) 696 from St. Cloud State University, Portfolio, fall semester. This was an online course in which my final master's portfolio chapters 1-3 were planned, researched, and written. I used refereed articles to research, met with my culminated project committee to discuss changes that were needed, and made necessary [...]

ASCLA Online Course: Library Services for People Living with Alzheimer’s by Erin Conway / Marshall-Lyon County Library

Last month, I completed an online course on library services for people living with memory loss. As of 2019, over 5.8 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, with the numbers projected to keep growing. The course covered the importance of serving those who are caregivers for loved ones with memory loss. [...]