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 Association of Rural & Small Libraries Conference — September 7-9: Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Ashley Dress, Director – Caledonia Public Library  |  Beth Anderson, Director – Preston Public Library  |  Debara Smith, Director – Brownsdale Public Library  |  Tara Johnson, Director – Lanesboro Public Library


WordCamp Minneapolis / St Paul 2017 — August 4-6: Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report: Terry Glidden

 


The 2017 OverDrive Digipolooza Conference — August 2-4:  Conference Website

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

SELCO Staff Report: Tyler Irvin


The 2017 MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) Retreat — May 2-5:  Conference Website

Scholarship Recipient Report:  Patti Bross, Director – Lake City Public Library


The 2017 Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group, Inc. Annual Conference — April 11-13:  Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Donovan Lambright  |  Tyler Irvin |  Becky Lashinski

 

 


cilnew-medComputers in Libraries 2017 Annual Conference — March 28-30:  Conference Website

SELCO Staff Report:  Donovan Lambright  |  Mike Flores


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