Libraries today are serving their patrons in new and exciting ways through community engagement. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members – be they library patrons, residents, faculty, students or partner organizations – to address issues for the betterment of the community.
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Broadband access is important now more than ever. Most students in Minnesota will be distance learning in some form this fall. We know that thousands across the state don’t have access to broadband internet in their homes.
Banned Books Week is traditionally a time when libraries, schools, and bookstores host in-person events that raise awareness about censorship. This Banned Books Week (September 27 – October 3) will look different.
ALA invites library workers to apply to be part of Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program to help public and academic libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate change crisis.
Are you planning programming around the newest One Book | One Minnesota title, A Good Time for the Truth?
PLA Statement Condemning Systemic Racism and Violence Against BIPOC People
The SELCO board recently approved the following anti racism statement
In a June 11 statement, the American Library Association condemned police violence against people of color, protesters, and journalists. The full statement reads as follows:
The training platform Niche Academy is now offering free online training and resources on a variety of COVID-related topics.
In response to the unprecedented demand for digital books for your readers, OverDrive paid participating publishers and authors for rights to a growing collection of ebooks and audiobooks that will be provided for unlimited simultaneous use, at no cost for your library.