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 Hi, my name is Orrin Ausen and I welcome you to ask me questions and make suggestions for the TdS homepage. If you would like an event or information about your library added to the   newsletter or webpage, contact me at 507.625.6169 x27.

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Congratulations to Dianne Pinney and the LeSueur Public Library for being awarded the 2014 “BEST” Pulic Library in Minnesota!

ebook-mn5  Explore eBooks MN Summit: Join fellow public, academic, school and special librarians in a statewide effort to explore the integration of eBooks into libraries.

Live Webinars
1. eBook Basics, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
2. Access to eBooks: Challenges Facing Libraries and Publishers, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
3. eBooks in Libraries: Consortial Models, Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
4. eBooks in Libraries: A Business Models Overview, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1-2:15 p.m.
5. eContent Creation in Libraries, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1–2 p.m.

                         Webinars will be recorded and archived by Minitex.

Teen Lit Con Teen Lit Con 2014 is an event for readers of YA literature–teens & others. The event is free & open to the public.  What is Teen Lit Con?

The Twin Cities Teen Lit Con is where authors, books, teens and fun collide. There will be 10 amazing authors, breakout sessions and an action packed Exhibit Hall (photo booth, book arts, book signings and more). Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors, explore other aspects of being a part of a reading community and attend workshops for writers. No registration costs.  Teachers & Media Specialists earn CEUs. Apply for a Transportation Scholarship. Gather students from Region 9 or from your school district and participate in this reading event.

 

23rd Annual Minitex ILL ConferenceKeynote Presentation – Phil Simon, “Big Data: Too Big to Ignore”.  
Phil Simon
is a keynote speaker, recognized technology expert, and the award-winning author of six management books, most recently The Visual Organization. He consults organizations on matters related to strategy, data, and technology. His contributions have been featured on NBC, CNBC, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Fast Company, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites.

|  Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2104  |  Time: 8:30 a.m.  | Location: Continuing Education & Conference, Center University of MN – St. Paul Campus  |  Registration – Deadline: Tuesday, April 29, 2014Directions  |

 

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