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College of St. Scholastica - Duluth, MN.

College of St. Scholastica - Duluth, MN.

Each issue covers a different topic or event that we hope will be of interest to you and to your users. You'll find recommended websites, new reference publications, and information about training opportunities.

Current Issue

  • January 2018
    Save the date! ELM Expo in Edina / February 24, 2018 • NoodleTools for History Day • Attend the Gopherbaloo for History Day research help • New interface and features coming for LearningExpress • Gale promotional offer featuring new & improved resources • Book club kits created around titles in Ebooks Minnesota • NISO: The Evolving Natures of Reference Work and Reference Product • NISO: The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem

Previous Issues


  • December 2017
    New Minitex ROI Librarian: Linda Mork! • Calling all Minnesota library employees! • Discover LearningExpress Library: College Preparation Center • EBSCO announces RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text • Bloomsbury Digital Resources Now Offering the RSC Live Collection • Migration Information for Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online • Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: Holidays reads for kids (and adults) • OER textbooks in Ebooks Minnesota • Ebooks MN for Schools is now available
  • November 2017
    MLA 2017 Session: Escape the Library • Knowledge Unlatched, scholarly content added to Ebooks Minnesota • Minitex at the Minnesota Book Festival, and interview with book patron/visual artist Tom Cassidy • MNHS guest-presented webinars available for viewing • What's New at EBSCO? • Upcoming EBSCO WebEx Sessions
  • October 2017
    See ROI staff at conferences this fall • AWE Learning Special Offer • Finding the Truth Behind Family Stories: State Hospital, Prison, and Court Records at MNHS • Handling History Day: A Crash Course for the 2018 Season • Ebooks Minnesota at Twin Cities Book Festival • Ebooks Minnesota adds Poisoned Pen Press titles • New titles added to Ebooks Minnesota: Rosarium Publishing
  • September 2017
    Modernizing the school library and librarian • The Hive: Students take note taking to the next level • National Book Foundation Announces Young People's Literature Award Long List • Is your library accessible? • Developing Inclusive Library Services to Teens with Disabilities • ELM Databases for K12 Research • History Day 2018 – Best ELM (and non-ELM) Resources
  • August 2017
    Minitex office move to Wilson Library is finally underway • ProQuest Newsstand is now ProQuest Global Newsstream • Minitex Is Hiring! • Community Reading Platforms: Transforming Libraries, Impacting the Classroom • Ebooks Minnesota as part of school curriculum • Interview with Ebooks MN Publishing Partner: Flux • Developing Inclusive Library Services to Teens with Disabilities • History Day 2018 – Best ELM (and non-ELM) Resources • History Day 2018 – Best ELM (and non-ELM) Resources • Electronic Library for Minnesota: An Overview and Refresher • ELM Databases for K12 Research • The New ProQuest Global Newsstream • Ebooks Minnesota: Read Local
  • July 2017
    Millennials and public library use • Minnesota Schools Represent At National History Day! • Lake Elmo Library to Rejoin Washington County Library • New content added to LearningExpress Library • Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: The Spoonriver Cookbook • NISO Virtual Conference: Research Networks: The Connections Enabling Collaboration • NISO Webinar: Spotlight on Supporting Access to the Internet in Under-Served Communities • eLearning Summit – Register Now
  • June 2017
    ELM databases renewed for one year • Final notice: RPC to shut down in June • ProQuest access via HTTPS • 23 framework things • Celebrate libraries and librarians • University of Minnesota Libraries awarded 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service • Please complete our brief Ebooks Minnesota survey • Ebooks Minnesota curation for teen summer reading • New ACRL Report: Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success • Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives
  • May 2017
    Final notice: RPC to shut down in June • Tech trends in libraries • Two MN libraries in running for National Medal • Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir • Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: Alphabet Books from Sleeping Bear Press • Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project and Pressbooks • Meet Barb Fister, a Minnesota Author Using Pressbooks • Doing Family History at the Minnesota Historical Society Library • Recorded webinars available online
  • March / April 2017
    Library Technology Conference 2017: Look Ma, I'm on YouTube! Creating Impactful Library Tutorials • Throw Back Research: The 1990's • Ebooks Minnesota Author Highlight: Lorna Landvik • New ELM Topic Set! • Personalized Learning • Reminder: RPC shutting down in June • Researching Minnesota History from the Comfort of Home (or anywhere with WiFi) • A New Gadget for Your Research Toolkit: Using the Minnesota People Records Search • Introduction to Immigrant Stories for Educators and Librarians
  • February 2017
    Library principles in action • Relationship Building: The Human Connection • Dual language Somali folktales added to Ebooks Minnesota • Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic • ELM Webinars, Winter / Spring 2017 • Visualizing funding for libraries • Reminder: RPC closing in June • Gale Announces In Context Updates and Enhancements • Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Disabilities • House History 101: Useful Tips on How to Conduct the Research • ALA Announces 2017's Caldecott and Newbery Awards
  • January 2017
    Best Education Apps in 2016 • Ebooks Minnesota Collection Now in Enterprise • Order ELM promotional materials today! • The Daybooks of History and Beyond: Digital Historic Newspapers at the Minnesota Historical Society • Resources for Creative Writing at the Minnesota Historical Society • House History 101: Useful Tips on How to Conduct the Research • One-Second Poll Results: 2017

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Minneapolis, MN 55455

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