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Summer 2019 Cooperative Purchase Open for Business

Please find below the link for the Summer 2019 Cooperative Purchase online order form. The offerings for this purchase are much like those of the previous Cooperative Technology Purchase.

Summer 2019 Cooperative Purchase Order Form

  • We are using an online order form for the Spring 2019 Cooperative Purchase. Please fill it out online, once we receive your order, we will send a confirmation email. Please respond to the confirmation email so that we can ensure your order is correct.
  • We will be offering iPads for purchase in this order. As these devices are very subjective and require user specific iTunes accounts, SELCO cannot provide support for them.
  • We are using Faronics Deep Freeze to lock down the public computers. You will notice this option on the bottom of page one for Deep Freeze, select this if you are planning on getting a public computer or using a Nettop for an iPac computer.
  • The Dell Optiplex Desktops, and Dell Latitude Laptop computers come with Windows 10 (Windows 7 upon request). New Deep Freeze licenses may be required from public computers, but libraries may choose which operating system once the systems are ordered.

Please submit your orders online by Friday, July 26, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SELCO Help Desk

Happy Independence Day!

Save the Dates! 10th Annual Library Technology Conference

LTC 2017 logo

2017 marks the 10th year of the Library Technology Conference!

Mark your calendar:  March 15-16, 2017,  Macalester College in St. Paul.

#LTC2017 will provide an opportunity to discuss changing technologies as they affect library services; to share tech innovations and experiments with colleagues; and to gain skills and knowledge to adapt and apply in libraries of all kinds. The conference features challenging, thought-provoking keynote speakers; insightful presentations and panels; and practical, interactive hands-on workshops.

Registration: Conference registration is expected to open in early December. Watch the conference website, Facebook, or Twitter feeds for additional info.

Call for Proposals:  The call for session proposals will open in mid-late August. Conference registration fills fast (in just a little over two hours in 2016!) and being a session presenter is a great way to guarantee yourself a spot!

See you in March at #LTC2017!

MNLINK getting a new user interface this fall!

MNLINK Logo - 2016MNLINK is getting a face-lift this coming fall with a new logo and an updated user interface.  While a bigger launch announcement will come at a later date when the new interface goes live, some pre-launch items have been created for you and your staff.  

The MNLINK Marketing Committee has prepared information for distribution to patrons and staff which you can download, print, and cut as needed.  The announcement to patrons conveys the message about the change to the user interface that is coming soon.  The committee has also created a FAQs document to assist your staff in responding to user queries.  We expect to update the FAQs as we hear more from you about the information users are seeking. 

Please access the links below for these materials:

MNLINK quarter sheet 

MNLINK FAQ  

Please share the FAQs with staff so that they’re prepared and share the quarter sheets with the public so they know what’s coming.  The MNLINK Marketing Committee is currently working on new brochures and bookmarks that will be made available prior to the implementation of the new system.  Training webinars will be provided to alert staff of the functionality that the new interface brings.

MNLINK Marketing Committee Members

  • Nick Banitt (Minitex)
  • Carrie Braaten (Anoka County Library)
  • Marjorie DeJong (Pioneerland Library System)
  • Sarah Hawkins (East Central Regional Library)
  • Zach Miller (Minitex)
  • Becky Ringwelski (Minitex)
  • Reagen Thalacker (SELCO)