Minitex Organizational Units
Minitex conference pens.
Minitex staff work to fulfill our mission to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of
participating libraries. More information about our internal organizational units is included
Administrative Financial Support (AFS)
Provides administrative support to Minitex staff in the areas of human resources, financial
services, staff payroll, benefits, and sponsored projects, while providing excellent customer
service to affiliated libraries in regards to fiscal services as needed on a timely basis.
Provides supplementary cataloging services and expertise.
Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Library products and electronic resources available at Minitex pricing.
Provides delivery of resource materials to libraries throughout Minnesota, North Dakota,
and South Dakota.
Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education (DIME)
Provides services and resources pertaining to cataloging and metadata, digitization and digital preservation, and
OCLC products and services.
Information Technology (IT)
Provides innovative, proactive, and collaborative solutions that achieve the organization's
goals while actively exploring emergent technologies in anticipation of future needs.
Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC)
A high-density storage facility for important but lesser used items from libraries throughout
Enhances our staff's effective and efficient service to libraries participating in Minitex by providing
services to Minitex staff, and to the staff of each participating library.
Reference Outreach & Instruction
Provides state-wide reference referral; instruction on Electronic Library for Minnesota resources,
Minnesota Opportunities for Reference Excellence, and reference-related topics; and a monthly newsletter
called Reference Notes.
Provides returnable and non-returnable materials to fill interlibrary loan requests from Minitex
participating libraries as well as lending for the University of Minnesota.
University of Minnesota
15 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0439