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Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference by Thomas Flynn / Marshall-Lyon County Library

This was an immensely valuable event overall, and it highlighted a lot of important topics and discourse specific to libraries in rural settings — something I've found to be difficult to find in the larger conferences and webinars put on by the American Library Association, or other such monoliths in the profession.The topics of community [...]

SLIS Graduate Coursework through Mankato State University – KSP 630 Materials for Young Adults by Johanna Hanneman

As a continuation of my path to obtaining licensure in School and Library Information Sciences, I took a semester-long course focusing on selecting and evaluating both print and multimodal media materials that are appropriate for students in grades 7-12. I became more knowledgeable about issues facing secondary school librarians: book challenges, selecting the right ebook [...]

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. [...]