What is the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative?
The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdS) is one of twelve regional public library systems created in 1975 by the Minnesota State Legislature to provide support services to public libraries. TdS provides services to over 40 public libraries in the following nine counties of south central Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan. Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative’s mission and vision along with goals and objectives are detailed in its 2013-2015 Strategic Plan. Our office is located at: 1400 Madison Ave. Suite 622 Mankato MN 56001. Contact us at: (507) 625-6169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Traverse des Sioux Services:
Traverse des Sioux Library System offers the following services to help its member libraries operate more efficiently and to assist their users more effectively:
- Region Wide Library Borrower’s Card
- TdS Regional Shared Integrated Library System
- Gateway to Minnesota Academic, Public, School and Special Libraries
- Regional Telecommunications Network
- Access to Indexes and Databases
- Interlibrary and IntraLibrary Loan Delivery
- Cataloging and Database Maintenance
- Consulting, Continuing Education and Training
- Coordination of the Summer and Winter Library Programs Plus Other Region Wide Events
- Library Advocacy
How did the Library System Get Its Name?
The Traverse des Sioux Library System is named for the point along the Minnesota River at which Native American Indian trails crossed, and for the site of the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. This historic 1851 Treaty opened 19 million acres of Dakota land west of the Mississippi River to white settlement.