Welcome to Conference Reports!

This is the place to find out what SELCO staff and your library colleagues are learning, seeing, or doing at various conferences, including reports from scholarship recipients.  The most recent conference reports are listed first.


The 2017 Annual Library Association Midwinter (ALA MW) Conference — January 20-24:  Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Deni Buendorf, Children’s Librarian – Buckham Memorial Library  


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The 2016 Library Marketing and Communication Conference — November 16-17:  Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:   Karen Lemke, Head of Marketing and Community Engagement – Rochester Public Library

 

 


ARSL logoThe 2016 Association of Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference — October 27-29:  Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Reagen Thalacker

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Beverly Hall, Director – Wabasha Public Library  |  Ingvild Herfindahl, Director – Dodge Center Public Library  |  LaVonne Beach, Director – La Crescent Public Library  |  Patti Bross, Director – Lake City Public Library


2016-item-conferenceThe 2016 ITEM Conference — October 13-15: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Diane Yliniemi, Library Media Specialist – Rochester Public Schools: Sunset Terrace Elementary

 

 


2016 MLA ConferenceThe 2016 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference — September 29-30: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Donovan Lambright  |  Jennifer Harveland  |  Reagen Thalacker

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Julie Clinefelter, Technical Services Librarian – Austin Public Library  |  Lezlea Dahlke, Library Director – Winona Public Library  |  Rachel Gray, Library Director – Van Horn Public Library  |  Ingvild Herfindahl, Library Director – Dodge Center Public Library


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Border to Border Broadband: Advancing the Vision — September 13-14: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Donovan Lambright | Tom Rouchka

 

 


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The 2016 Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group, Inc. Annual Conference — May 23-25: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Donovan Lambright  |  Tyler Irvin

 


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WordCamp Minneapolis 2016 | Creating Intention — May 21 & 22

SELCO Staff Report: Terry Glidden

 


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The 2016 Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium (EQS) — May 17: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Deb Algadi, Library Supervisor – PEM High School  |  Cecily Sample, Library Assistant – Rochester Public Library  |  Sara Steinhoff, Administrative/Library Assistant – Austin Public Library


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The 2016 Public Library Association Conference (PLA) — April 5-9: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Reagen Thalacker

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Ann Hokanson, Director – Austin Public Library  |  Samantha TerBeest, Adult Services Librarian – Winona Public Library


Library Technology Conference 2016 LogoThe 2016 Library Technology Conference — March 16-17: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Terry Glidden  |  Mike Flores


cilnew-medThe 2016 Computers in Libraries Annual Conference — March 8-10: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Donovan Lambright  |  Mike Flores

 


Black Belt Librarian

The Black Belt Librarian: Real World Library Security Workshop with Warren Graham at the Austin Public Library — February 4:

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Katherine Stecher, Librarian – Rochester Public Library  |  Michelle Otte, Director – Kenyon Public Library

 

 


ALAMW 2016

The 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (ALA MW) — January 8-12: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Heather Acerro, Head of Youth Services – Rochester Public Library

 


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The 2015 Young Adult Literature Symposium (YALSA) — November 6-8:  Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Sarah Joynt, Teen Librarian – Rochester Public Library

 

 


ABOS LogoThe 2015 Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS) Conference — October 14-16: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Jenni Sturm, Library Associate I – Rochester Public Library

 


The 2015 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference — October 8-9: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Reports:  Donovan Lambright  |  Rachel Gray  |  Tyler Irvin  |  Mike Flores  |  Jennifer Harveland

Scholarship Recipient Reports:  Shari Carlson, Director – Hokah Public Library  |  Tara Johnson, Director – Lanesboro Public Library  |  Karen Lemke, Head of Marketing & Community Engagement – Rochester Public Library

 


The 2015 Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) Conference — October 1-3: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Jill Nysse, District Library/Media Specialist – Winona Middle School

 

 


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The 2015 Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference — October 1-3: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Reports:  Reagen Thalacker

Scholarship Recipient Reports:  Ingvild Herfindahl, Director – Dodge Center Public Library  |  LaVonne Beach, Director – La Crescent Public Library


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The 2015 OverDrive Digipalooza Conference — August 5-7: Conference Website

 

Scholarship Recipient Report: Kim Edson, Head of Readers Services – Rochester Public Library

 


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The 2015 ALA Annual Conference — June 25-30: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report: Heather Acerro, Head of Youth Services – Rochester Public Library


 

EQSThe 2015 EQS Conference — May 19: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report: Deb Algadi, Library Supervisor – PEM High School  |  Renita Irvin, District Media Specialist – Stewartville Public Schools  |  Jill Nysse, District Media Specialist – Winona Middle School


Lead the Change 2015

 The 2015 Library Journal Lead the Change Workshop — May 19: Workshop Website

 

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Kristin Hall, Periodicals Specialist – Laurence M. Gould Library  |  Chris Lannin, Media Specialist – Kasson-Mantorville High School


2015 Cosugi

 

The 2015 COSUGI Conference — March 30 – April 1: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Reports:  Cheryl Hill  |  Tyler Irvin

 

 


PLA Leadership Academy

The 2015 PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change, Building Community — March 23-27: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Audrey Betcher, Director – Rochester Public Library

 


2015 Lib Tech Conference

 

 

The 2015 Library Technology Conference — March 18-19: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Reports:  Terry Glidden  |  Tyler Irvin  |  Donovan Lambright

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Lynette Perry, Library Associate I – Adult Programming — Rochester Public Library

 

 


2015 ALA Midwinter

The 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting — January 30-February 3: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Jacob Gauslow, Web Librarian – Rochester Public Library