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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 [...]

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. [...]

Scholarship for Fall Semester at Emporia State University by Mariah Ralston Deragon / Pioneerland Library System

This semester I completed courses in Collection Development and Management and Introduction to Web Design for my Master's of Library and Information Science. I enjoyed both classes, and felt especially challenged by the Web Design Class, where I hand coded my own website's HTML and CSS. Collection Development was also challenging, and one of our [...]

Network Security Essentials by Joel Sasse / Plum Creek Library System

I attended the WatchGuard firewall training session “Network Security Essentials” hosted at Verus Corporation in Coon Rapids, November 12th through the 15th. The curriculum for the training session was programming their new series of firewalls. Day one consisted of orientation and setting up a new Firebox firewall, upgrading its software, and backing up its configuration [...]

The Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Children’s Literature by Jill Deinken / Redwood Falls Public Library

I attended the workshop on November 9 at St Catherine's University. There were 2 large group sessions featuring Dr. Debbie Reese and Dr Dawn Quigley as well as 2 small group break out sessions lead by each of the speakers. They talked about the inappropriate/negative use of Native Americans in children's books as well as [...]