ARSL Conference 2016 Scholarship winners announced

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SELCO is pleased to announce the scholarship winners to this year’s Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference to be held October 27 – 29, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Fargo in Fargo, ND.  The winners are:

  • Ingvild Herfindahl – Dodge Center Public Library
  • LaVonne Beach – LaCrescent Public Library
  • Patti Bross – Lake City Public Library
  • Beverly Hall – Wabasha Public Library

Congratulations and enjoy the conference!

SELS 2016 ITEM Fall Conference Scholarship Announceditem

2016 ITEM

SELS is pleased to announce the scholarship winners to this year’s Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) Fall Conference to be held October 13 – 15, 2016 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN.    The winners are:

  • Diane Yliniemi – Rochester Public Schools (Sunset Terrace Elementary)
  • Brad Haugen – Zumbrota Mazeppa Public Schools

Congratulations!  We look forward to hearing about your experiences!

Scholarships Available for the ARSL Annual Conference 2016

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SELCO will offer four scholarships to attend the 2016 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference at the Holiday Inn Fargo in Fargo, ND on October 27 – 29, 2016.  The scholarship includes:

  • registration at the Early Bird rate
  • 1 year membership
  • 3 nights hotel stay at the conference rate
  • use of the SELCO van to drive to Fargo
  • meals not covered by the conference
  • roundtrip mileage from your library to SELCO

Total reimbursement not to exceed $700. The application deadline for those interested in being considered for a SELCO scholarship is Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12 noon. Please complete the application found here.
In the event there are more than four scholarship applicants, names will be drawn by lot.

SELS Scholarship to 2016 ITEM Fall Conference Now Available

2016 ITEM

SELS will offer two scholarships to attend the 2016 ITEM Fall Conference at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN on October 13 – 15, 2016.  The scholarship includes:

  • registration at the Early Bird rate for full conference
  • 1 year membership
  • 2 nights hotel stay at the conference rate

Total reimbursement not to exceed $500. The application deadline for those interested in being considered for a SELS scholarship is Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12 noon. Please complete the application found here.
In the event there are more than two scholarship applicants, names will be drawn by lot.

Practical Librarianship: Library Spaces Workshop – Register today!

Practical Librarianship Logo - FY16 (Small)Signage and sightlines are only two of the things to keep in mind when creating a floor plan for libraries of all types and sizes.  Other considerations include doing needs assessment to decide if and how to redo the library, planning for technology use, and looking at traditional call numbers and deciding if they work for your collection.

Presented by:  Pam Harland, Media Specialist (Sanborn NH Regional School District)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016  |  9:30a – 3:30p  | $5 pizza lunch will be available

Register HERE  |  Limited to 50 attendees  |  Closes 5.10.16

Ebooks MN Training


Minitex Ebooks MN no txtEbooks Minnesota webinar with Q&A

Date: February 17, 2016

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ebook MN Registration

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of Ebooks Minnesota on the BiblioBoard Library platform. Attendees will gain an understanding of the parameters and focus of the program from a Minitex team member, followed by a demonstration of the navigation and content on BiblioBoard, the PatronsFirst mobile library.

Become a Summer Food Program Site

Learn How Your Library Can Be a Summer Food Program Site

Fewer than 15 percent of Minnesota kids who benefit from the free or reduced-price school lunch program have access to summer and afterschool food programs. Limited access to free food programs, particularly during the summer, leaves many children hungry. Public libraries can help make sure kids have access to nutritious food when school is not in session.Summer Food Program

Begin planning your summer 2016 participation by attending an informational webinar on February 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. Jenny Butcher, USDA Summer Food Service Program Coordinator at MDE, will share how you can get involved. There is no need to pre-register.

Join the WebEx meeting online (meeting number 594 625 833) or call in at 1-888-742-5095 (conference code 874 403 3672). Email Jen Verbrugge with questions or to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event.

Note: MDE requires a two-week advance notice in order to provide the requested accommodation and requires a 48-hour notice in order to cancel a requested accommodation.

Practical Librarianship: Social Media Workshop – Register today!

Practical Librarianship Logo - FY16 (Small)Today’s library marketing and public relations are so much more than just press releases and weekly columns.  This workshop will help you assess your library’s website and blog as well as social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and understand how to use them more effectively to communicate with your public.  Please bring your own device.

Presented by: Alex Ball (ADB Advertising) and Jennifer Harveland, Communication Specialist at SELCO (ADB Advertisiting)

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016*  |  9:30a – 3:00p  | $5 pizza lunch will be available

Register HERE  |  Limited to 32 attendees  |  Closes 1.12.16

 

*Snow date of January 25, 2016, 9:30a – 3:00p

Summer Reading Program Kickoff 2016 – Register today!

The registration for the 2016 Summer Reading Program Kickoff deadline is fast approaching!!  

Realizing that the greatest information and ideas shared at events comes from its participants the 2016 Summer Reading Program Kickoff is set to be three parts unconference, one part program sharing.  Attendees will set the major topics for discussion on the day.  If incentives are on everyone’s minds?  Then it makes the cut.  If you’re the only one who wants to talk about book displays?  Maybe you’ll have better luck next time.

Our schedule will look a bit like this:

  • Topic 1: Decided by You!
  • Topic 2: Decided by You!
  • Topic 3: Decided by You!
  • Topic 4: Passive & Active Program Sharing

Attendees will be expected to bring one passive and one active program idea to share with the group

Date Time Location Registration
Tuesday, January 12, 2016* 9:30a – 2:30p SELCO Office Click HERE (Closes 1.5.16)

*Snow date of Thursday, January 14, 2016