Volume XXIX, Issue 45
November 9, 2020
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Register by 11/09/20

BLUEcloud Cataloging for Horizon Libraries

Online Training

Please join ALS Automation Librarian Chris Magnusson online for BLUEcloud Cataloging for Horizon Libraries training on Thursday, November 12, 1-4 p.m.  In the first part of the training, attendees will learn how to add items in Horizon, including how to decide when a new record for an item is needed with the same title and author.  In the second part of the training, attendees will learn more about BLUEcloud, including how to import new records and how to use the Smart Search feature.

To register, please click on the following link by 11/9/20https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTH7PHY

A registration reminder/confirmation with link to participate will be sent out two business days before the online training.  Clock hour certificates will be awarded to all attendees.
YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association

Get on the Waiting List for the Nov 17th YALSA Online Workshop

Although we've hit the registration cap for the YALSA Critical Facilitation Skills online workshop on Nov. 17th, you can contact Mollie Stanford to get on a waiting list.  Mollie's phone is 218-741-3840, email: mollie.stanford@alslib.info.
HelpNow is FREE
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your homework? We can help! Use your library card to connect with a FREE online tutor. #brainfuse #helpnow #whatlibrariesdo #BrainfuseCommunity #onlinelearning, #distancelearninghelp #homeworkhelp
JobNow: A Free Service
Are you unemployed and not sure what job opportunities to look for?  Do you have an online interview? Are you looking to build skills while you job hunt? Visit our website to find JobNow. You can connect with a free live job coach or visit the Career Prep & Job Resources section of SkillSurfer to learn career information for COVID-19.
#jobnow #jobseeker #BrainfuseCommunity #librariestransform #whatlibrariesdo #findajob #jobcoaching #covid19jobs
Minnesota Association of Library Friends
Welcomes Three New Directors 

And two are from the Arrowhead Library System region!

Just for fun ...
 
London's Best Independent Bookshops

Here's an overview of book stores in London with an interactive map.
Click on the above photos to learn more.
Cook Public Library
shows off their moose who is very happy with the snow

Click above to go to their e-newsletter.

Tips on making a 90-Second Newbery movie this crazy year 

Deadline January 15, 2021.

Hi, this is James Kennedy, the founder of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—in which young filmmakers create movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Submissions are open to anyone grades K-12, and adult help is OK!  Learn more HERE.


Shakespeare First Folio Sells for Record Breaking Price of Almost $10 Million

To read the article by Michael Stillman from the Rare Book Hub click above.

RESOURCES

Book and Library-related Podcasts

WebJunction / 13 October 2020

Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on Facebook, Jed Robbins asked, "What are your favorite library-related podcasts?" There was a great range of suggestions provided in the responses and we have compiled those for easy reference. The list includes podcasts hosted by both individuals and organizations including resources from state libraries who have collected tips and tricks for anyone interested in starting their own podcast! CLICK HERE to go to this interesting resource.

Click above to learn about Job Search, Resume Writing and New Leaf Classes

Get prepared for a successful job search by participating in these free, live online classes. Registration is required and limited to 500 people per session.

Managing COVID-19 Fatigue

by Melanie Kletter, Nov 02, 2020  <>  Read it free HERE.
  1000 Book Quotes
GRANTS, CONTESTS & AWARDS

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Don't wait! Tell us about your colleagues who are helping to build their library's—or all libraries'—future, so we can let the world know.

Deadline to submit: December 2, 2020

An annual award presented by School Library Journal (SLJ) and sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs and Scholastic Library Publishing.  2021 eligibility requirements, judging criteria, and application process available by clicking above.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
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Upcoming webinar from the University of South Carolina School of Information and Library Science sponsored by the Augusta Baker Chair, that will feature two Minnesota librarians – Tami Lee and Tasha Nins – in a panel discussion about the Black Experience in Library and Information Studies. Click above to register.

77+ Educational Opportunities for November
November brings 77 free webinars and six online conferences, covering 24 topic areas for library staff to explore. These training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library
Connections Summit 2020 is now OnDemand. Prepare to learn, be inspired and entertained! Easily browse and select presentations you missed or want to re-watch. Sessions are fast-paced and concise with most being 20 minutes or less. Click above to go to these great resources.
FREE

Friend-ly Tips

Effective Friends Marketing

Dec 7th 1:00-2:30pm
Webinar from MALF
MALF is pleased to spotlight Communications & Marketing during our last webinar of 2020. Please join us 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT on Monday, December 7 for “’Friend-ly Tips’: Effective Friends Marketing.”

This webinar is FREE to attend, but you must pre-register. Click here to claim your seat. (Please do so by December 6.)
ALS Public Library Status Update
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public with restrictions and curbside service also available.  Monday and Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 7:00 pm.  For more information, call 218-229-2021 or visit their Facebook page or blog, aurorapubliclibrarymn.blogspot.com.
 
BABBITT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with limitations and offers curbside service Monday - Thursday from 12:00 - 6:00pm and Friday 12:00 - 5:00pm.  Return items to the outside bookdrop. Please call 218-827-3345, see their Facebook page or visit their blog, babbittlibrary.blogspot.com.
 
BAUDETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions and curbside service also available Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Returns accepted inside or in bookdrop. Call 218-634-2329 or see their Facebook Page.
 
BOVEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside service offered Monday - Friday.  Please call for complete information at 218-245-1633 or see their Facebook page.
 
BUHL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers no-contact Book & Media checkout and return services at the side door entrance. Call 218-258-3391 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am - 6:00pm.  For more information see their Facebook page.
 
CALUMET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions and offering curbside service Monday 11:00am - 7:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm.  Find out the full details by calling 218-247-3108 or visit their Facebook page.
 
CARLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with limitations and curbside pickup offered Monday 1:00 - 6:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 1:00 - 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm. For more information, call 218-384-3322, email bethany.leseman@alslib.info, or see their Facebook page.
 
CHISHOLM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available Monday 12:00 - 6:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am - 2:00pm and Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm. Return materials to the outside book drop, northeast corner of the building. Call 218-254-7913, email chisholmlibrarymn@gmail.com or see their page on Facebook.
 
CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public, offering curbside service upon request, Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 7:30pm, Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am - 2:00pm. Call 218-879-1531, email Cloquet.library@gmail.com or see their website at cloquetlibrary.org.
 
COLERAINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup and computer use by appointment Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.  Call 218-245-2315, message them through Facebook or email colerainepubliclibrary@alslib.info.
 
COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering lobby pickup, Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm, curbside pickup by appointment.  Patrons must call or email ahead to let staff know which day they are picking up items. Return books to the outside book drop.  Call 218-666-2210 or email crystal.phillips@alslib.info.  For more info, see their e-newsletter HERE or their website, cookpubliclibrary.org.

 DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
No appointment curbside pickup at Superior Street Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm and Thursday 1:00 - 7:00pm.  Return books to the exterior bookdrop during hours.  For more information, call 218-730-4200 or see their website, duluthlibrary.org.
 
ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup by appointment 9:00 - 11:30am and 1:00 - 3:30pm Monday - Friday. Return items to the exterior book drop by the main doors. Call 218-365-5140 and more information is available at elylibrary.org.
 
EVELETH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed until further notice but staff is available by phone Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Return items to the bookdrop. Check for updates on their Facebook page, email to evepublib@gmail.com or check their website, evelethpubliclibrary.com.
GILBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open Monday-Friday 11:00-5:00.  Return all materials to the exterior dropbox. To order materials, call 218-748-2230, email gpldirmn@gmail.com or check their website, gilbert.lib.mn.us/home.
 
GRAND MARAIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Circulation via pickup window, printing and staff help by phone and email Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Return materials to the exterior dropbox. Call 218-387-1140, email gmlib@alslib.info or visit their website, grandmaraislibrary.org.
 
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Drive through pickup of holds Monday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00pm. Return materials to the drive up dropbox on the North side of the building. For all the updated info, call 218-326-7640 or see their website, cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/library.
 
HIBBING PUBLIC LIBRARY
Contactless curbside pickup of holds offered Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm.  Return items to the bookdrop. Contact them by calling 218-362-5959, message them on their Facebook page or visit their website, ci.hibbing.mn.us/residents/library.
 
HOYT LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions Monday - Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm for older & vulnerable patrons, 1:00 - 5:00pm for all patrons. Curbside pickup by appointment Monday - Friday 10:00-4:00.  For full information, call 218-225-2412 or see their website, hoytlakeslibrary.org.
 
INTERNATIONAL FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open Monday - Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Thursday & Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm and also offers curbside pickup. Books can be returned inside the library or to the bookdrop. Call 218-283-8051, email to ifallslibrary@gmail.com or see their website, internationalfallslibrary.us.
 
KEEWATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers curbside pickup by appointment and delivery within the city limits by calling Paula at 218-969-8977.
 
MARBLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Currently closed to the public.  To order books and materials for curbside pickup, please leave a message on their answering machine, 218-247-7676, or message them through Facebook.
 
MOOSE LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm and curbside pickup is still available.  Return items to the interior or exterior book drop.  Call 218-485-4424, visit their website, cityofmooselake.net/284/public-library, or see Facebook for more.
 
MOUNTAIN IRON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup only Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm. Return all materials to the interior or exterior bookdrop.  Call 218-735-8625, message them on Facebook, email anna.amundson@alslib.info or see their website at mountainironlibrary.com.
 
SILVER BAY LIBRARY
Open with restrictions, also offering curbside service Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:30pm, Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm. Return items to the bookdrop. Call 218-226-4331, email silverbaypubliclibrary@gmail.com or see their blog, wwwsilverbaynews.blogspot.com.
 
TWO HARBORS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions and offering curbside service Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am - 7:00pm. Return materials to the outdoor bookdrop. Call 218-834-3148, email thplinfo@gmail.com or see their website, twoharborspubliclibrary.com.
 
VIRGINIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup at the lower level exterior elevator door.  Click HERE or call the library at 218-748-7525 during the following hours:  Monday – Thursday 9:00 am–5:30 pm, Friday 9:00 am–4:30 pm and Saturday 10:00am–2:00pm. See their Facebook page or virginiapubliclibrary.info.

 
Twelve Months of Flowers by Robert Furber was a catalog of plants and seeds published in 1730. The page for November is reproduced above.
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