Volume XXIX, Issue 28
July 13, 2020
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IN THIS ISSUE

Horizon Outage on
July 14th

New Story Bins

Promoting JobNow & HelpNow

Status of all ALS Libraries with Links
BRIEF HORIZON OUTAGE
July 14th 7-9 am
REMEMBER - Tuesday, July 14th from 7:00-9:00 am maintenance is scheduled for the Horizon System.  Please promote this to your patrons.  Thanks!
Water Table Toys
A New Story Bin
&
Gone Fishing

A Classic Story Bin
Water Table Toys - A New Story Bin
Gone Fishing - A Classic Story Bin
For more information and to reserve these two great Story Bins that go together, contact Paula Stanaway at 218-741-3840 or paula.stanaway@alslib.info
HelpNow:
Looking for a fun way to learn this summer?

Check out Flashbulb!

Create flashcards and play games.
#brainfuse, #helpnow, #whatlibrariesdo, #avoidthesummereslide, #summerlearning, #braingames
JOBNOW - One of the most recommended tips for resume writing is to have someone review it. You only have a few moments to make an impression and increasingly employers are using software to assist them with processing applications. To help your resume stand out, visit JobNow to get FREE personalized, professional feedback on your resume. #jobnow, #jobseeker, #BrainfuseCommunity, #librariestransform, #whatlibrariesdo, #thisis2020, #resume, #resumereview

In the News ...

HIBBING PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Hello library lovers!

Good news! The Hibbing Library is offering a contactless curbside service.
Pick-up times will be Monday through Thursday from noon to 4.
Instructions are as follows:  Curbside pickup step-by-step.

Read the full article HERE.

PSA:
Please stop microwaving your books to get rid of coronavirus


By Marika Gerken, CNN

Some things, we suppose, just need to be spelled out.

Here's one: Do not microwave your books to get rid of the coronavirus.
That's the word from staffers at the Kent District Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A few days ago, the library received a book that appears to have been burnt in a microwave.

Elizabeth Guarino-Kozlowicz, regional manager of Kent District Library, thinks it has something to do with Covid-19. "I'm really not sure why someone would do this," Kozlowicz told CNN.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

RESOURCES

RESOURCES FOR YOUR LIBRARY
  • Reading and Discussion Guides
  • Programming Resources
  • Program Overview and Book Availability
  • About the Authors and Books
  • Downloadable Videos and Photos
  • Statewide Author Event Info

Gearing Up for Difficult Conversations

Are you planning programming around the newest 
One Book | One Minnesota title, A Good Time for the Truth?

State Library Services is offering training to learn tips and gain confidence on how to handle difficult conversations around racial equity. The training is led by Katona Barnes, human resources consultant and affirmative action officer at the Minnesota Department of Education.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Microsoft Teams meeting – Join Difficult Conversations training

This is great for library staff preparing to host a community or staff book discussion for A Good Time for the Truth or other titles about racial equity in the future. This is an encore of the presentation on June 25. These conversations are not recorded, but slides are available. Please contact Ashley Bieber if you have questions.

ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES
Through ALA Connect

The Accessibility Assembly has released two new toolkits, Accessible Communication Styleswww.asgcladirect.org/resources/..., and Virtual Accessibility, www.asgcladirect.org/resources/virtual-accessibility. These new topics are part of the Library Accessibility Toolkits: What You Need to Know series, available at www.asgcladirect.org/resources.

 Accessible Communication Styles provides guidance for choosing Inclusive language to celebrate the diversity of experiences. The toolkit discusses use of "people-first" and "identity-first" language  to address the concerns of disability advocacy groups while promoting human dignity. This toolkit offers current best practices which promote an inclusive library environment.

 Virtual Accessibility includes tips and resources to ensure that library events are welcoming and accessible for everyone who is interested in participating. The Virtual Accessibility toolkit offers specific tips for video meetings and presentations, webinars, group discussions, an accessible documents and handouts. When online programs and classes are planned with accessibility in mind, it is possible for many people who have previously found barriers to enjoy and benefit from the opportunities their libraries provide.

from Reed Strege, Director of Library Services for Braille Institute of America, headquartered in Los Angeles.

Make a Plan MN

Developing an emergency plan can help you and your family be prepared for whatever comes your way. It is never too early to develop a plan for your family. It is also a good idea to revisit and update existing plans. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is requiring us to plan in different ways than other emergencies. One important plan to have in place is what to do if a parent or guardian becomes sick or hospitalized due to the virus.

We encourage you to develop a plan for how you, your family, and caregivers will respond to a potential illness or hospitalization. Having a plan can help reduce stress in the event of an emergency and help everyone transition. Start by having a conversation with everyone involved and use this as a guide.

The News Literacy Project’s NewsLitCamp®, at no cost to school districts and educators, traditionally connects educators with journalists at news outlets throughout the United States for professional development. Sourcewell Technology is working with Ann Kaste, Digital Information and Learning Coordinator with Minnetonka Public Schools, and the News Literacy Project to bring a NewsLitCamp to Minnesota in Fall 2020. 

The NewsLitCamp can be adapted whether you are physically in school buildings or not. Intrigued? Please fill out the NewsLitCamp interest form and let them know what your "best guess" would be for when and how this could work for you in the Fall 2020. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Mary Mehsikomer, outreach facilitator at Sourcewell Technology.

Facing into the Storm

The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply to
 Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change,
a pilot program to help public and academic libraries engage their communities
in programs and conversations that address the climate change crisis.
 

Selected libraries will receive:

  • $1,000 programming grant (due to COVID-19, applicants are encouraged to consider virtual programs or other formats that prioritize the health and safety of library staff and patrons),
  • a small collection of documentaries/docudramas on DVD, with public performance rights,
  • Climate Resilience Hub support, provided by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) in coordination with ALA,
  • digital promotional materials, online learning opportunities and more.

Learn more about Resilient Communities and apply online.

Applications will be accepted from July 1 to August 28, 2020.
Participating libraries will be selected through a peer-reviewed,
competitive application process managed by ALA’s Public Programs Office.

STATUS OF OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available Mon & Fri 11:00– 4:00, Tues, Wed & Thurs 1:00 – 5:30 pm.  To place a request, send an email to paula.chapman@alslib.info, call 218-229-2021 or see their blog, aurorapubliclibrarymn.blogspot.com.

BABBITT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public with limitations Mon-Thurs 12:00-6:00 and Fri 12:00-5:00.  Return items to the book drop. Please call 218-827-3345, see their Facebook page or visit their blog, babbittlibrary.blogspot.com

BAUDETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public with restrictions, Mon-Fri 10:00-5:30 and Sat 10:00-2:00. Curbside pick up is also available. Call 218-634-2329 or see their Facebook Page for more.

BOVEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside service offered Mon-Fri.  Please call for complete information at 218-245-1633 or see the June 2nd post on their Facebook page.

BUHL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers no-contact Book & Media checkout and return services at the side door entrance. Call 218-258-3391 Mon-Thurs 10:00-6:00 & Fri 1:00-5:00.  See their May 29th post for full details on their Facebook page.

CALUMET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library open Mon & Thurs 11:00-7:00, Tues & Wed 10:00-4:30 with restrictions and offering curbside service.  Find out the full details by calling call 218-247-3108 or from their May 18th post on their Facebook page.

CARLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup and appointments to use the computer or check out items are available Mon 1:00-6:00, Tues-Thurs 1:00-5:00, Sat 11:00-2:00. Call 218-384-3322 for more information or see the May 28th post on their Facebook page.

CHISHOLM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available Mon 2:00-6:00, Wed 10:00-2:00, Fri 11:00-3:00. Call 218-254-7913, email at chisholmlibrarymn@gmail.com or see the May 26th post on Facebook.

CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Now Open! Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30.  
Limited Services - browse the collection, computer time by appointment, copy, print and fax.  Curbside pick up of materials ordered or put on hold.  Call 218-879-1531 or see their website at cloquetlibrary.org

COLERAINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup Mon, Tues and Thurs 9:00-5:00, Wed 9:00-6:00, and Fri 9:00-4:00!  Computer use can be scheduled. See the June 1st post for more info on their Facebook page. Call 218-245-2315, message through Facebook or email colerainepubliclibrary@alslib.info.
 
COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup Mon-Fri 10:00 am-4:00 pm by appointment! Call 218-666-2210 or email crystal.phillips@alslib.info.  For more info, see their e-newsletter HERE or their May 4th post on Facebook.

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup with no appointment available at Superior Street.  Call 218-730-4200 to reserve books or see the directions onsite.  New hours are Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 10:00-4:00 and Thurs 1:00-7:00.  More information available on their website, duluthlibrary.org.
 
ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Call 218-365-5140 for curbside pick up from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:30 pm on weekdays.  More info available at elylibrary.org.
 
EVELETH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed until further notice but check out the updates on their Facebook page.

GILBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers pick up of requested items -- hours vary. Call 218-748-2230 for arrangements, see their Facebook Page, or their website, gilbert.lib.mn.us/home.

GRAND MARAIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Pickup window hours are Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-2:00 for items placed on hold. Call 218-387-1140 or email gmlib@alslib.info or visit their website, grandmaraislibrary.org.
 
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Grab-And-Go drive through pick up of holds available Mon-Fri 12:00-6:00. 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 Mon-Thurs 12:00-4:00.  See their tips for getting great library materials by calling 218-362-5959 or visit their website, ci.hibbing.mn.us/residents/library.

HOYT LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup by appointment Mon-Fri 1:00-4:00 pm.  For full information, call 218-225-2412 or see their website, hoytlakeslibrary.org.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Now open Mon-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Fri 10am-6pm and also offer curbside pickup service. Call 218-283-8051 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
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs 1:00-5:00, Wed 2:00-7:00, Fri 10:00-1:00 with some restrictions.  For more information or to reserve computer time, call 218-247-7676 or see the May 14th post on their Facebook page.

MOOSE LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with new hours of  Mon-Fri 10:00-4:30 and curbside pickup is still available.  Call 218-485-4424 or see Facebook for more.

MOUNTAIN IRON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Non-contact curbside pickup Mon-Thurs 10:00-4:00 by calling 218-735-8625 or see their website for more information at mountainironlibrary.com.
 
SILVER BAY LIBRARY
Open to the public but also continuing curbside service Mon-Thurs 10:00-6:30, Fri 10:00-6:00.
Call 218-226-4331, email silverbaypubliclibrary@gmail.com or see their blog, wwwsilverbaynews.blogspot.com.

TWO HARBORS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup service Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 11:00–3:00, Wed 11:00–8:00 by calling 218-834-3148 to place an order & see their website, twoharborspubliclibrary.com.

VIRGINIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup is available by appointment Mon-Fri 10:00-4:00 by calling the staff at 218-748-7525.  For more information, see their website, virginiapubliclibrary.info.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
 <> FREE <>
MLA Community Conversation

Self-Care in Service of Antiracism Work
guided by Nicole Miller, Cannon Falls Library, and Jenny Sippel, MCTC

Thursday, July 16  |  10:00 - 11:00 AM

Connect and build your network. Discuss issues that are important to you and your library with individuals around the state. Gain new ideas, perspective, and resources during an MLA Community Conversation. 
Register for Free HERE.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:00 pm CT -- Free


Join the OCLC Wise team to talk purpose, innovation and the future of public libraries. Community is more important than ever during these uncertain times. Learn how you can continue to reinvent the way your library staff works, further build relationships with your community, and measure and communicate the value of your library with OCLC Wise, the first and only community engagement system for US public libraries.
Aliens in Arizona, the Bermuda Triangle, and Area 13:
Answering Controversial Questions,
Calming Fears, and Promoting Government Information
as Reliable and Accurate

Thursday, July 16
1:00-2:00 pm (Central)

Free webinar.  Register HERE.

Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM CT

Join us for a collaborative discussion with Roosevelt Weeks and Jason Kucsma as we discuss ongoing challenges library leaders face. From keeping staff and communities safe to tackling systemic inequality and serving those most in need. We welcome you to sit back, listen and join the live Q&A to collaborate with library leaders and inspire new ideas.

LIBRARY TRUSTEE 101
ONLINE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, July 21st - 2:00-3:00 pm

You're invited to a Library Trustee 101 Online Workshop via Zoom on 
Tuesday, July 21, 2-3 p.m.  from Jen Nelson, Minnesota State Librarian
 and Director of State Library Services and Charter Center.

Learn about these crucial areas: 
  • Basic roles and responsibilities of library board members
  • Types of library boards
  • Information on library funding in Minnesota
  • Tips on how to effectively advocate for library services
  • More 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 along this information to library trustees, friends, and anyone else who might be interested in attending.  You will receive a confirmation email and log-in link two business days before the online workshop.  

To register, please click on this link by 7/16/20https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6H377BK
 
Using technology to safely reopen
and strategically pivot
during the COVID-19 crisis

Jul 22, 2020 10:00 am CT

from bibliotheca

Register for free HERE.
Managing through Economic Crisis
using Emotional Intelligence


Wednesday July 22 at 1:00 pm Central

FREE from Niche Academy

Join Professor Gary Shaffer of USC Marshall School of Business Library
& Information Management program and Director of the Glendale (CA) Library,
Arts & Culture Department as he shares the latest research on how library
leaders use emotional intelligence to manage through economic crises. 
If you can't attend, still register and a recording of the webinar will be sent to you.

REGISTER HERE.
Thursday, July 30th at 1:00 pm Central -- FREE
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
 >> NOT FREE <<

You can still register to receive all of the webinar recordings.
Library Juice Academy courses offered in August and September

Registrations are accepted through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full or the class is canceled due to low enrollment.  Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work at any time of the day. Assignments are typically on a weekly basis.

Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of
$175.

August
  • LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management from Jessica E. Moyer
  • Emotional Intelligence for Librarians from Debra Lucas
  • Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families from Katie Scherrer
September
  • Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing from Lindsey E. Sprague
  • Introduction to Metadata from Robin Fay
  • Introduction to Data Management from Dalal Rahme
For a full list of class offerings and details on the courses, go to https://libraryjuiceacademy.com/all-courses/
The world is full of magical things
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. 

 Bertrand Russell
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