Volume XXIX, Issue 39
September 28, 2020
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Customer Service Webinar Series
with Pat Wagner from ALS

Online, every Tuesday in
October 2020, 10-11 a.m.

For ALS member public, school, academic and special library staff

This webinar series will focus on customer service
best practices and tools for library staff of all types:
<> October 6: Intro to Great Customer Service
<> October 13: The Ethics of Library Customer Service
<> October 20: Dealing with Hostile & Potentially Dangerous Library Users
<> October 27: When the Library Makes Mistakes

Please register here and select the session(s) you would like to attend: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRW2BZ9 

Silver Bay Public Library Helps Kids With Homework

Library staff will teach patrons about the many resources available to help with school work, so important during this time of school & work from home.

See it on their Facebook page HERE

and on their blog HERE.

St. Paul librarian opened eyes with 1930s community theater

Donald Singerman made his community theater group, the Grotto Players, into a force.

Shirley Gransberg Vitoff left St. Paul's West Side - "that I so miss" - for New York in 1958.  Now 90, she remembers a life-altering moment in 1946 when "suddenly, my eyes were opened" to the magic of community theater.

Read the whole story from the Star Tribune HERE.    


Click on the graphic above to get a PDF file of their full color brochure.

September 29 – Job Club Online: The Job Interview

Here we cover all the things you’ll want to do to make the best possible impression during your interview. This is the fifth week in a 6-part series that covers the essentials of the Creative Job Search (CJS) workshop.  

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - 10:00-11:00 AM Register here


September 30 – Online Workshop: Interview Skills

Approach your next interview with increased confidence. Learn how to answer challenging interview questions, gain frameworks to structure your response during the interview, and develop tools and techniques to prepare for and follow up after the interview.  

Wed, Sept. 30 - 1:00-2:30 PM Register here


October 1 – Online Workshop: Advanced MS Word

MS Word is one of the most commonly asked for software skills in job descriptions. The topics covered in this 1.5 hour course include creating custom tabs, working with tables and performing a mail merge process. There will be time to ask questions, and follow-up material will be provided to increase attendees’ understanding of these topics.

Thursday, Oct. 1 - 1:00-2:30 PM Register here


Connecting to Job Club and Online Classes

These online workshops are presented through a WebEx webinar. Participation requires internet access and the ability to stream video and audio.

Registration is required. Register now so you get the link in time to participate!

Registered participants will receive an email prior to the event with a link to join the webinar and instructions on how to participate.

Reasonable accommodations requests should be made before the online event. Please contact CareerForce@state.mn.us or 651-259-7501.

From the 

SLJ's Reviews of the
2020 National Book Award

The National Book Foundation announced its longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, among them a nonfiction work on Black women's struggle for suffrage, a graphic novel documenting a refugee's journey, and a YA tale of 14 Japanese American teenagers incarcerated during World War II. Click below for SLJ reviews of the titles.

Jake Maddox books
curated in Ebooks Minnesota

Look no further for entertaining fiction for upper elementary and lower middle school grades. If they like sports, they'll love Jake Maddox. Click below for more than 100 books each story is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline.

                         Quick ice hockey stop
Ebooks Minnesota

online books for
all ages

Minnesota residents not only have access to over 10,000 lakes, they also have access to over 10,000 books, at no cost, via Ebooks Minnesota. Ebooks Minnesota contains thousands of titles from Minnesota publishers, as well as national and international independent publishers, like Dark Horse and Time for Kids. All books in the collection are in electronic format and there are no holds and no waiting, plus you can have an entire group or class reading the same book at the same time, all from their own device. 

Click HERE to go directly to your electronic books collection.

The I Love My Librarian Award recognizes the outstanding impact of U.S. public, school, and college/university librarians who have gone above and beyond for their communities. For the first time in the award’s history, the ten winners will be honored by their colleagues at a virtual award ceremony during ALA’s 2021 Midwinter Meeting; winners will receive complimentary conference registration in addition to a $5,000 cash prize.
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How to Develop a Meaningful and
Effective Vision for Your Library
Oct 1st from 1:00-2:00 pm

From this webinar, you will learn:
•    To understand getting to vision as a collaborative and iterative process;
•    To ask the questions that lead to deeper understanding and alignment; and
•    To adopt a shared language that keeps focus on the vision as a motivator.

Registration Fee is $49 per person.  Click HERE.

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next

Oct 5th

12:00-12:30 pm
These resources, new to ELM, are curricular content hubs specifically designed for K-5 students. Modules include Animals and Biographies in the PebbleGo (K-3) tab, and States and American Indian History in the PebbleGo Next (3-5) tab. Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports including read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting will be covered in this brief 30-minute webinar. Click on the graphic above to learn more & register.
Ebooks Minnesota: 10,000+ online books for all ages

Oct 6 from 12:00-1:00pm

Online Webinar from Minitex
Register for Free HERE.

Attend this webinar to learn more about what the collection contains and how users can create bookmarks or notes, and even search the text of books for keywords or terms.
Creating modern library experiences
for small + rural communities

Oct 7th at 10:00

Discover how forward-thinking libraries use technology to make a big difference within small communities and drive relevancy for rural users. From introducing mobile checkout to extending library open hours, learn how three libraries are making an impact. We’ll also dive into flexible financing options that helped libraries keep up with modern user experiences on tight budgets.
From Bibliotheca - Register for Free HERE.
Managing Student Loan Anxiety and
Coping Financially During COVID-19

Oct 7th at 1:00 pm

Electronic tools for helping patrons enroll to lower payments and helping public service workers maintain eligibility for student loan forgiveness programs will be discussed.

Register for Free from PLA HERE.
Classics Revisited Series: 
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 12:00pm - From bibliotheca - Register HERE.

Join Michael Sugrue, Ph.D. as we begin a webinar series reflecting on the classics of our world. From Philosophy, to fiction; from biographies, to theatre, we will explore many great titles and their impact.
Take a break for an hour as Professor Sugrue discusses the personal writings of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Meditations. Considered not only an emperor but a scholar and philosopher of his time, Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations have been studied and pondered for thousands of years. Join Professor Sugrue for a lecture and Q&A session about this great masterpiece. 
Library Trustee 101 Online Workshop
October 8, 1-2 p.m.

Minnesota State Librarian and Director of State Library Services and Charter Center Jen Nelson will be sharing the basic roles and responsibilities of library board members and the types of library boards, information on library funding in Minnesota, tips on how to effectively advocate for library services, and other helpful tools for library trustees.

This FREE webinar is a great opportunity for library staff, library trustees, community members interested in serving on a library board, and city officials who are interested in learning more about library boards.  Feel free to pass this information to your Friends of the Library groups and library board members.

To register, please click on the following link by 10/5/20:

You will receive a confirmation email and log-in link two business days before the online workshop.  
What's New in ELM
Oct 12th from 2:00-3:00pm

Join us in this session to learn about the changes to the ELM collection and how best to use the new resources with patrons and students.  Register for Free from Minitex HERE.
ALS Public Library Status Update
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.  Call 218-229-2021 or visit the library's Facebook page for more information.

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

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.

Curbside service offered Monday - Friday.  Please call for complete information at 218-245-1633 or see the June 2nd post on their Facebook page.

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.

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.

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.

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 at chisholmlibrarymn@gmail.com or see their page on Facebook.

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

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.

Curbside pickup available by appointment Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00pm. Books can be returned 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.

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.

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.

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.
Scheduled pick up of requested items Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00am - 3:00pm. Return all materials to the dropbox. To order materials, call 218-748-2230, email gpldirmn@gmail.com, see their Facebook Page or check their website, gilbert.lib.mn.us/home.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Offers curbside pickup by appointment and delivery within the city limits by calling Paula at 218-969-8977.

Open with some restrictions Monday and Friday 1:00 - 5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 - 6:00pm, Wednesday 12:00 - 8:00pm.  For more information or to reserve computer time, call 218-247-7676 or see the May 14th post on their Facebook page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Closed to the public, but library staff available by phone and offering curbside pickup 9:00am- 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am-2:00pm Saturday. Call 218-748-7525. see their Facebook page or website, virginiapubliclibrary.info.

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