Entries by Jennifer Harveland

Legislative Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Friday, March 12, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Third Committee Deadline and a Break:   After a jam-packed week of moving several major omnibus spending bills through the committee […]

Legislative Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist.   School Media Specialist bill advances in the House   Last Friday the House Education Policy committee reviewed HF 247, a […]

Library Initiatives Move Forward at Capitol

MLA Legislative Chair Ann Hokanson sent a brief update. Our bills have been introduced in both chambers; they are HF1282 and SF1704. You can get more information on bill status, including authors, at https://www.leg.state.mn.us/. You can use the My Bills feature to track the bills easily. HF1282/SF1704 Increase Basic Funding for Regional Library Systems        […]

RLBSS Bill Introduced in Legislature

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Saturday, February 16, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Additional information was added by SELCO Advocacy Consultant Jennifer Harveland on Monday evening, February 18. Regional Library Basic System Support   […]

2019 Session Underway

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Monday, February 4, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. The first month of the 2019 session is behind us. As expected, it’s been a slow (and cold) start to the […]

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 […]