Entries by Jennifer Harveland

New Help Desk Numbers

An email has been sent to directors and flyers went out in Delivery today, announcing changes in accessing the Help Desk. Beginning Wednesday, December 5, SELCO will have a new phone system with an automated attendant. This system will streamline our phone communication and reduce costs.  The biggest change library staff will feel as a result […]

SELCO-Region Authors Recognized

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) is pleased to announce that an author from the region has won the grand prize in the MN Writes MN Reads contest, and another was named a finalist. Launched earlier this year, MN Writes MN Reads is a suite of resources to help local authors connect with local readers, and potentially […]

Member Satisfaction Survey Launched

As part of the SELCO/SELS Strategic Plan, we are working on improving member satisfaction. The first step toward this is to establish a baseline level of member satisfaction. On September 10, 2018, all SELCO/SELS members were sent the survey link via email. In an effort to keep the survey anonymous, respondents are not asked to […]

New Resources for Accessing OverDrive Materials

The exciting new partnership between SELCO and Rochester Public Library allows patrons to access digital materials from each of the 2 separate collections. SELCO patrons can learn more about how to access eBooks from RPL’s collection in these very brief videos on SELCOtv. Instructions for using Libby are located here, and using OverDrive from the […]

SELCO & Rochester Public Library Announce New Digital Sharing Agreement

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) and Rochester Public Library (RPL) are teaming up to offer more digital titles to southeast Minnesota residents. Under the OverDrive RLA (Reciprocal Lending Agreement), library cardholders have greater access to eBooks and audiobooks, in each organization’s OverDrive digital collection. The agreement allows the regional library system and the Rochester library to […]

Legislative Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Monday, June 11, 2018 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Pension Bill & PERA There was interest at the Legislative First Wednesday Update meeting in the newly enacted Pension bill that […]

2018 Session Final Report

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Friday, June 1, 2018 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. This week Governor Dayton ended all uncertainty over the last remaining bills on his desk. Of note, the Governor signed the […]

How Do Governor Dayton’s Vetoes Impact Libraries?

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist.  There is a lot to report this week. Dayton follows through with Veto threats   This morning Governor Dayton followed through […]

2018 Legislative Session Closes

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. 2018 Session closes, but it’s not over yet… The last night of a legislative session is always a display of organized […]

Session Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. 2018 Session Finals Week Legislative leaders and Governor Dayton are still miles apart as we head into the final days of […]