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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 [...]

MLA 2019 by Gabby Fountain / Glencoe Public Library

Libraries: Stronger Together 2019 MLA Conference highlights: *The Interlocked Library: Interweaving Your Community’s Mission into Library Services. This session alone was worth coming to MLA. Jammed packed with ideas on how to form collaborations with local businesses and the library. I cannot wait to bring ideas into my community! This session was informative, engaging, and [...]

MLA 2019 Libraries: Stronger Together by Jackee Fountain / Glencoe Public Library

The 2019 MLA Conference themed “Libraries: Stronger Together” is similar to the Glencoe Public Library’s 2019/2020 goal “community and library @ Glencoe, Minnesota.” I attended many sessions which emphasized connecting, outreach, and collaboration with the community. The session “Engagement: Outreach Librarianship,” provided information on planning an outreach program. Katherine Chew of the University of Minnesota [...]

Minnesota Library Association 2019 Conference by Paula Nemes / Marshall-Lyon County Library

Highlights of this year's conference for me were the lunch keynote by Minnesota's Secretary of State Steve Simon and a session on the 2020 Census. Mr. Simon focused on the important role libraries play in helping patrons get accurate information about candidates and issues, as well as practical information such as how to get registered [...]