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  • Minitex Staff Curated Online Exhibits for Digital Public Library of AmericaSelf-Paced Learning
    Two new Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) curated exhibitions are now available on the Digital Public Library of America website. Researched and created by Carla Urban and Greta Bahnemann, these exhibit...
  • Access vs. Privacy: Understanding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Self-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • American Factfinder AdvancedSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • American Factfinder OverviewSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • AskMN Best Practices WebinarSelf-Paced Learning
    What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting...
  • AskMN ShiftPlanning Schedule ToolSelf-Paced Learning
    In this session we will discuss the QuestionPoint scheduling tool, ShiftPlanning. We will walk through the software and perform some example entries to show how to use this for individual libraries.
  • AskMN: How to Boost Your TrafficSelf-Paced Learning
    So you’ve got your chat service up and running. You’ve placed the links on your website and now you’re waiting for the patrons to ask their question. Perhaps you’ve had your service up and running for...
  • Best Practices in Virtual ReferenceSelf-Paced Learning
    Information will always exist. Questions will always arise. More and more patrons look for ways to connect with libraries online and at point of need. Providing a virtual reference service is an easy ...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Finding Your Virtual Reference Users OnlineSelf-Paced Learning
    The OCLC Research report Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed. Virtual customer...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Keeping the Virtual Lights on 24/7Self-Paced Learning
    Best Practices in Virtual Reference webinar helps you keep your lights on longer Public, academic and special libraries alike are struggling with cuts to their hours and staff, making it more diffi...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Seeking SynchronicitySelf-Paced Learning
    Lynn Silipigni Connaway & Marie Radford will discuss the key findings of their multi-year study that were recently published in the report, Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for V...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Virtual Reference in Tough TimesSelf-Paced Learning
    It’s no secret that libraries everywhere are making difficult choices due to the current economy. Newer programs, like virtual reference, are often the first to face the chopping block. Making the c...
  • CALCO Covers the State: Learn How State Government Agency Libraries Can Help You & Your ClientsSelf-Paced Learning
    CALCO, the Capitol Area Library Consortium, includes 13 unique libraries offering state government services and resources helpful to librarians and their clients. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Ins...
  • Community Literacy Initiatives and PartnershipsSelf-Paced Learning
    Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps (MRC/MMC) are helping more than 30,000 students in over 700 Minnesota schools succeed in reading and math. Join Anne Demotts (MRC/MMC Outreach Coordina...
  • Company Profiles in Business Source Premier Self-Paced Learning
    Business Source Premier contains hundreds of MarketLine company profiles. This brief webinar will describe how to find these profiles, what they contain, and what kinds of insights your researchers mi...
  • Content as a Service: How Libraries Can Support Faculty Exploring Alternative & Affordable ContentSelf-Paced Learning
    Over the past two years, the University of Minnesota Libraries eLearning Support Initiative has invested in numerous projects designed to encourage and support faculty exploration of alternative and a...
  • Creating Connections in Digital Spaces: Teaching information literacy skills to online studentsSelf-Paced Learning
    How can you connect in a meaningful way with online students? How can you apply the new information literacy framework inside of Learning Management Systems? Presenters from Metropolitan State Univers...
  • Creating Resource Packs & Lesson Plans in Britannica Self-Paced Learning
    Resource Packs are a way to collect and organize Britannica School content around any topic of your choice. They can be used to support classroom discussions, or as starting points for inquiry or res...
  • Ebooks Minnesota: Read LocalSelf-Paced Learning
    Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishe...
  • Ebooks, Patrons, Libraries, and ConsortiaSelf-Paced Learning
    Greg Pronevitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Library System and stakeholder in a statewide ebook platform servicing over 400 libraries, will discuss consortial ebook platforms and their his...
  • Educational ResearchSelf-Paced Learning
    Community patrons, college students, and educators alike are often in need of educational research on current topics such as school policy & reform, common core, achievement gap, classroom technology ...
  • Electronic Library for Minnesota: An Overview and RefresherSelf-Paced Learning
    Are you new to ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) or to your position within a library or school? Or do you just need a review of ELM and its content? If so, then don't miss this 60-minute webin...
  • ELM Advanced Self-Paced Learning
    ELM provides a broad base of resources to serve general needs, but many of the ELM databases offer advanced search options to unearth very specific information. This session will delve into a potpourr...
  • ELM Advanced for K12 Self-Paced Learning
    This webinar will take a deep dive into ELM content for K12 with a focus on advanced search techniques specific to K12 curriculum needs such as index searching, Lexile limiters, primary sources, liter...
  • ELM for Public LibrariesSelf-Paced Learning
    The Electronic Library for Minnesota is a sizable suite of statewide resources. Sometimes it can be challenging to identify which resources are most relevant to the library in which you work and the ...
  • ELM Personalized: Easy, Customized ELM Access Self-Paced Learning
    ELM Personalized gives Minnesota libraries and schools the ability to create a page on the ELM website specific to their institution that contains custom-selected ELM databases, library branding and c...
  • Engage Them All (and Know It!): Guided and Interactive Digital Learning ToolsSelf-Paced Learning
    How can we increase student engagement and accountability when learning digitally? See actual classroom examples of effective strategies, then learn how to create interactive videos which incorporate...
  • Fabulous and Free Open Online Resources for TeachingSelf-Paced Learning
    Attendees will learn about sources of high quality, free online education resources for teaching and learning. Participants will walk away with multiple resources for teaching in all content areas, st...
  • Fake news, alternative facts, and ELM: Discussing credibility Self-Paced Learning
    Recent political events have underlined the critical importance of evaluating sources for credibility, a principle long-taught by librarians. How do we turn the uncertain conditions in which informati...
  • Federal and United Nations Sources for Environmental InformationSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Federal Government Resources Related to Mental HealthSelf-Paced Learning
    There are many avenues to locating mental health information and statistics provided by the government. Amy Springer and Scott Marsalis will examine U.S. federal sources with demonstrations that will...
  • Finding Historical and Current Minnesota Content in ELM Self-Paced Learning
    From the land of sky blue waters comes many publications and content pieces in ELM that highlight our state when it was young as well as current information that is helping shape the future of the sta...
  • Finding Scholarly Resources in ELMSelf-Paced Learning
    The ELM databases contain a great variety of content. High quality, full text, scholarly articles and journals represent a good portion of that content. Join Minitex Reference Outreach and Instructi...
  • Finding Your Way in the Maize of Government Information for Agriculture ResearchSelf-Paced Learning
    Join us for this webinar to learn more about government information related to agriculture. Participants will learn about the Census of Agriculture and the agencies within the United States Department...
  • For the Individual & Common Good: How Social Welfare Agencies Used Comics to Create Better CitizensSelf-Paced Learning
    Join us as we explore the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Social Welfare History Archives with archivist, Linnea Anderson. She will use examples from the collections that feature some favorite and...
  • Gaming and Information Literacy: Lessons from a Library Credit CourseSelf-Paced Learning
    The presenter from the University of Northern Iowa will share how gamification was introduced into their information literacy credit course to foster active learning. The presenter will demonstrate i...
  • Get Me Started: Government Information BasicsSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • GLBT Resources in Government InformationSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • GLBT Resources in Government InformationSelf-Paced Learning
    Often, we think of LGBT resources as those specifically labeled and recognized as such: an encyclopedia called “encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history” or a database indexing ...
  • Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!: Executive DocumentsSelf-Paced Learning
    This webinar will focus on the executive branch and locating executive documents. Before the session, learners will watch Electoral College (https://youtu.be/gc8e5Pm1_bM) and Tax Man Max (https://yout...
  • Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!: Judicial ProcessSelf-Paced Learning
    Join us for the final webinar in our Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock series! This session focuses on the final branch of government, the judiciary. Before the session, learners will watch Thr...
  • Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!: Legislative ProcessSelf-Paced Learning
    Join us for a webinar on the legislative process and locating legislative resources. Before the session, learners will watch Just a Bill (https://youtu.be/FFroMQlKiag) from Schoolhouse Rock!. Riegel...
  • Google, Library Resources, & Your StudentsSelf-Paced Learning
    How do I get my students and teachers to use library resources? How do I explain the differences between using Google and library resources for research? When is it ok for students to use Google for...
  • Government Sources Used in Native American Historical ResearchSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Graphic Design for Maximum EngagementSelf-Paced Learning
    The future is a visual place. The media is dominated by image-based sharing. Carefully designed ads and brands are constantly bombarding us. Such a visually stimulated world raises important questions...
  • GRAPHICS: The MusicalSelf-Paced Learning
    Looking for direction to fill your graphic collection? Join us for GRAPHICS: The Musical, graphic novel reader's advisory for kids, teens and adults. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction as ...
  • GVRL for the K12 ClassroomSelf-Paced Learning
    Looking for quick access to reference, background, and topical overview content that will enrich classroom content? Gale Virtual Reference Library is a terrific resource for just that. With full-tex...
  • Health & WellnessSelf-Paced Learning
    Health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness topics are about as ubiquitous as conversations about the weather. Because it’s a topic that seems to always be on our mind, let’s take a look at sources of t...
  • Historical Research: How do I find the good stuff? Self-Paced Learning
    Many librarians work with students and patrons who are conducting historical research whether it’s for a History Day project, genealogy, or college-level research for a particular course. Join us as ...
  • History Day 2017: The Best ELM Resources Self-Paced Learning
    The theme for National History Day 2017 is “Taking a Stand in History.” This one-hour webinar will highlight and demonstrate resources in ELM that will help students develop rich, well-documented, and...
  • Hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Your LibrarySelf-Paced Learning
    Hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon can be a meaningful way to highlight your collections, apply them to research, and bring new users into your library. This session will cover the basic considerations f...
  • House History 101: Useful Tips on How to Conduct the ResearchSelf-Paced Learning
    Learn how to assist Twin Cities residents and homeowners with house and neighborhood history research using the Gale Family Library's collections. Reference Librarian Jackie Beckey will discuss how t...
  • How to CiteSelf-Paced Learning
  • How To Find & Follow News Topics in ELM Self-Paced Learning
    Extra! Extra! You can read all about it and follow various news topics over time. Attend this webinar and learn how to quickly create, save, and follow search results for specific topics in a variet...
  • How-To ’Baloo: What Does it Take to Host a History Day Hullabaloo & What is the Impact on Students?Self-Paced Learning
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction as we host guest speakers Tim Hoogland, Director of Education Outreach Programs, Minnesota Historical Society, Sarah Aschbrenner, History Day Program Mana...
  • Ice Cream ExperimentSelf-Paced Learning
    This tutorial walks through the process of a science experiment. For more information about this experiment view the lesson plan: https://rpc.elm4you.org/assignments/4882
  • Identifying and Responding to MicroaggressionsSelf-Paced Learning
    This webinar is an introduction and conversation about microaggressions; brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that commun...
  • Immigration Check List Self-Paced Learning
    Immigration is a decidedly timely topic. Many people are seeking information on immigration, how it affects people personally and refugees alike, the ramifications for the United States and relations ...
  • Industry Reports in Business Source Premier Self-Paced Learning
    Business Source Premier contains industry reports from MarketLine and other research firms detailing hundreds of industries. This webinar will review how to find those reports and how they can shed li...
  • Information Literacy – Do Students Know What They Are Looking For?Self-Paced Learning
    Often when K-12 students come to AskMN, Minnesota’s statewide digital reference service, they are looking for help on a particular assignment. Sometimes students will just copy and paste the original ...
  • Insights and practical tips on practicing mindful librarianship to manage stressSelf-Paced Learning
    Mindfulness practice has tremendous potential to help librarians manage work-related stress and improve the quality of our library services. Librarians are trained to effectively manage a fast changin...
  • International Human Rights ResourcesSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • It is your Business .... to Know!Self-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Job & Career AcceleratorSelf-Paced Learning
    Job & Career Accelerator (JCA) provides resources for job-seekers in all stages of the career exploration and job-application process. Users can assess their work-related interests, explore occupation...
  • LearningExpress Library K12 ResourcesSelf-Paced Learning
    LearningExpress Library School Center offers tests, eBooks, and tutorials to help students from 4th – 12th grades. They offer a variety of skills improvement subject areas such as mathematics and Engl...
  • License to Till: Duluth Seed LibrarySelf-Paced Learning
    Just like books, seed is a public resource and shared legacy that must be managed in a manner that benefits the public good. The Duluth Seed Library, one of the first public seed libraries in the sta...
  • Mindfulness in the LibrarySelf-Paced Learning
    A simple definition of mindfulness is, “paying attention to the present moment, observing thoughts and feelings without judgment and letting them go with ease.” Mindfulness practice strengthens our em...
  • Minnesota Digital Newspaper HubSelf-Paced Learning
    The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub is a searchable website from the Minnesota Historical Society that makes hundreds of thousands of pages of Minnesota newspapers available online. The Hub contains g...
  • MNLINK discoverySelf-Paced Learning
    OCLC WorldCat Discovery will be the new searching tool for the new MNLINK interface on September 19, 2016. Stop in to learn more about how this Discovery interface will impact your users.
  • Money Smart Week and Government InformationSelf-Paced Learning
    In April 2015 Amy Riegelman and Kim Clarke hosted a financial literacy event, Demystifying Debt, in conjunction with Money Smart Week. In an effort to help consumers learn more about financials issues...
  • More than Words: Inclusive Language CampaignSelf-Paced Learning
    Join Macalester College staff, Demetrius Colvin, Assistant Director in the Department of Multicultural Life, and Aaron Albertson, Instruction & Research Librarian in the DeWitt Wallace Library, as the...
  • New Interfaces for Teens: Research In Context & Explora TeensSelf-Paced Learning
    We’ll take a look at the features in EBSCO’s new interface for grades 6-12, Explora Teens, which allows us to search rich content of several ELM databases (Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Editi...
  • Oh, the Places We Have Gone: Using Map and GIS data resources from the federal governmentSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Online Information Literacy and ELMSelf-Paced Learning
    Google is usually the first place, and many times the only place, people go for their research. In the latest Pew Internet & American Life Project Report, How Teens Do Research in the Digital World, 9...
  • Outreach: Homeschooling CommunitiesSelf-Paced Learning
    Are you looking to expand or improve upon your library’s outreach to local home educators and their students? Wishing to learn more about homeschoolers as they relate to local public and school libra...
  • Partnerships in Career Services @ Your Library: A Case Study at St. Paul Public LibrarySelf-Paced Learning
    Join the ALA RUSA RSS Job & Career Reference Committee for a presentation and discussion on the work of St. Paul Public Library surrounding their Mobile WORKplace, community partnerships, and other in...
  • Points of View Reference Center for Position Papers & DebatesSelf-Paced Learning
    Points of View Reference Center provides a one-stop shop for students researching current topics for position papers, debates, and other classroom assignments. Join us for this brief webinar to explor...
  • Public Library Services to Patrons Experiencing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity: Part OneSelf-Paced Learning
    Part One: Population and Partnering What does homelessness look like in Minnesota? How can we connect patrons with community resources? This session starts with information to dispel stereotypes abou...
  • Read That License! Fifteen Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources AgreementsSelf-Paced Learning
    When a vendor hands you an electronic resources agreement, do you blithely sign the license without reading it, relying on the vendor’s assurances that all oral promises are included? Or, if you do s...
  • Remember the Ladies: EducationSelf-Paced Learning
    Join us for the first webinar in our Remember the Ladies series! This session focuses on women and education. Attendees will develop an understanding of how to access government information that is ri...
  • Researching Cities - Focus on Detroit Self-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Resources for Creative Writing at the Minnesota Historical SocietySelf-Paced Learning
    This webinar is an introduction to resources available for creative inspiration at the Minnesota Historical Society. Librarians will learn what MNHS resources they can access and share from their own ...
  • SciTech ConnectSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Search Strategies: Part OneSelf-Paced Learning
    This self-paced tutorial is designed to help students get a better understanding of how to create a search strategy for finding reliable information based on a topic. Part One will identify three step...
  • Search Strategies: Part TwoSelf-Paced Learning
    This self-paced tutorial is designed to help students get a better understanding of how to create a search strategy for finding reliable information based on a topic. Part One will identify three step...
  • Smart BuySelf-Paced Learning
    Are you in the market for a new snowblower? Do you find yourself suddenly needing to replace your refrigerator? Are you or your patrons looking for product information on the latest tablet, smartph...
  • Student Resources In Context & Google DriveSelf-Paced Learning
    A partnership between Gale and Google now allows Google Apps for Education users to sign into Gale’s In Context databases using their Google credentials. Database content can then be saved into users’...
  • The Daybooks of History and Beyond: Digital Historic Newspapers at the Minnesota Historical SocietySelf-Paced Learning
    This webinar will discuss the uses of yesterday's news in historical and genealogical research. Three different, freely-available digital newspaper platforms hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society...
  • The History of Minnesota – Digitized For Your ConvenienceSelf-Paced Learning
    Minnesota’s history has come to life once again through the efforts of many libraries, museums, county historical societies, and leading the effort is Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Digita...
  • Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing ModelsSelf-Paced Learning
    The shift to ebooks has wrought many changes in the library market. Most of them haven't worked to our advantage. But there are some interesting new business models. In this webinar, presenter Jamie L...
  • Turning Points in History: Fitting Government Information into History Day ProjectsSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Using HathiTrust to Locate Government Information Self-Paced Learning
    Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights the exciting government information available to you and your patrons for ...
  • Using the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to Locate Government InformationSelf-Paced Learning
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Video Postcards: Training at the Speed of SightSelf-Paced Learning
    Faster than a workshop, more powerful than a handout and able to reduce email in a single bound, video is a compelling way to meet just-in-time training goals. Video “postcards” - brief video episodes...
  • What Career and College Readiness Means for All StudentsSelf-Paced Learning
    Attendees will become familiar with legislation on planning for students' successful transition to postsecondary education and employment, and elements of the World's Best Work Force. Attendees will a...
  • What Happens When the Lights Go Out: Government Shutdown & Loss of Access to Government InformationSelf-Paced Learning
    For nearly three weeks in October 2013 the largest publisher of information in the world went dark leaving millions without access to basic e-government resources that citizens had come to rely on eac...