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  • Minitex Staff Curated Online Exhibits for Digital Public Library of AmericaWebinar
    Two new Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) curated exhibitions are now available on the Digital Public Library of America website. Researched and created by Carla Urban and Greta Bahnemann, these exhibit...
  • "Defining the Genre; What's the Form?": LC Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival MaterialsWebinar
    This webinar, presented by Janis Young, will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). It will emphasize the correct application of ge...
  • 2011 ALA Midwinter Conference RecapWebinar
    Join Minitex staff for a fast–paced recap of ideas and issues gleaned from the 2011 ALA Midwinter Conference.
  • 2012 ALA Annual Conference HighlightsWebinar
    "Whether you missed the magic of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference -- held in the shadow of the Magic Kindgom! -- or want to get another take or two on the huge event, you are invited to join Minitex CPE...
  • Access vs. Privacy: Understanding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Webinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Accessing Your ELM Usage StatisticsWebinar
    Statistics can tell a powerful story. If you’re new to gathering ELM usage statistics for your library or just need a refresher, join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for a webinar on h...
  • All the Best! RDA Best Practices Guides from OLAC and MLAWebinar
    This webinar, presented by Mary Huismann, will introduce participants to the recent RDA best practices guides issued by the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) and the Music Library Association (MLA)...
  • Art Resources in ELMWebinar
    Did you know that you can access art images, artist biographies, art history and movements, and more art-related content in the ELM databases? This webinar will highlight the CAMIO (Catalog of Art Mu...
  • AskMN Admin TrainingWebinar
    This webinar is for library staff of Minnesota libraries new to AskMN participation. This session will cover creating and activating your policy page, setting up librarian accounts and working on crea...
  • AskMN Administrator Refresher Webinar
    Whether you have been using AskMN for one month or five years having a good understanding of all the functions and options of your AskMN QuestionPoint account and all the updates OCLC has done with yo...
  • AskMN Librarian RefresherWebinar
    Need a little refresher on the tools of chat and managing transcripts in QuestionPoint? Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for a one hour session to discuss QuestionPoint chatting fun...
  • AskMN Librarian TrainingWebinar
    This webinar is for library staff of Minnesota libraries new to AskMN participation. This session will cover features of the QP database, chatting procedures, and transcript management.
  • AskMN User Group Meeting - In Person RegistrationIn-Person
    AskMN Librarians join Minitex and QuestionPoint staff for a User Group meeting to be held at Minitex. Come meet fellow librarians that staff the AskMN queues and discuss best practices, policies, tech...
  • Authority ControlIn-Person
    This workshop was developed by MOTSE (Minnesota Opportunities for Technical Services Excellence). It offers a full day of intermediate level presentation, discussion, and practice in authority contro...
  • Best Practices in Online Reference ServicesWebinar
    The field of reference services has been rapidly evolving over the past 10 years and growing even faster in the arena of online reference services. Be it email, chat, instant messaging, text messaging...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: What the @#$? Dealing with Rude Patrons OnlineWebinar
    You’re probably already aware, but not all virtual reference exchanges are friendly chats, despite our best efforts. An uncomfortable online exchange can happen in virtual reference with any type of l...
  • Brace Yourself, College is Coming!! Engaging Older Teens through Test Preparation ProgrammingWebinar
    Getting high school students into the library is hard. Engaging high school students with library programming is even harder. Learn how two Scott County Librarians tapped into the desire of teens (and...
  • Brief Introduction to AuthoritiesWebinar
    What are authorities and authority records? What is authority control? Why should I care? This 90 minute Webinar offers a quick and simple introduction to the concept of authorities and authority c...
  • Brief Introduction to Authorities: Authorities Series #1Webinar
    What are authorities and authority records? What is authority control? Why should I care? This 75 minute Webinar offers a quick and simple introduction to the concept of authorities and authority c...
  • Britannica for Academic LibrariesWebinar
    This session will cover navigation of the Britannica Online Academic Edition. This includes features such as the World Data Analyst, Research Tools, Multimedia, and Variety of Sources.
  • Britannica for Public LibrariesWebinar
    This session will cover navigating the Reference Center Home Page and the Kids Home Page of the Britannica Public Library Edition.
  • Britannica for SchoolsWebinar
    This session will cover the Britannica Online School Edition including the Elementary School / Learning Zone, Middle School, and High School levels. It will also touch on the Curriculum Standards Res...
  • Britannica Online Academic EditionIn-Person
    Join us to learn new ways to get students started on their projects using Britannica Online Academic Edition. During this 2-hour, hands-on training session, participants will have their questions ans...
  • Britannica Online Public Library EditionIn-Person
    Join us to learn ways to help both children and adults find answers to their questions and get started on projects, using the new Britannica Online Public Library Edition. Bring your questions and ou...
  • Britannica Online Public Library Edition: Week 3 ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    This webinar takes you through the many features of the Britannica Public Library Edition, which includes the Reference Center and Britannica for Kids. Find out about tools like the World Data Analys...
  • Britannica Online School EditionIn-Person
    Join us to learn new ways to do research projects with students using Britannica Online School Edition and to get ideas for integrating technology into your classroom! Bring your questions and we wil...
  • Britannica SchoolWebinar
    Britannica's got a brand new bag! Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as we explore the new edition of Britannica School. We'll highlight the new layout, search and browse features...
  • Britannica School Educator ResourcesWebinar
    Join us to learn about the Educator Resources available via Britannica School to enhance classroom instruction. Learn how to create lesson plans using the Lesson Plan Builder and find content related ...
  • Britannica's Interactive Learning MaterialsWebinar
    This session will explore the many student activities available in Britannica that assist in reviewing concepts taught in the classroom and aid in learning new skills. You can select from study guides...
  • Business Resources in ELMWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as they highlight ELM's Business Source Premier and ProQuest Newsstand Complete databases to locate business information. These resources will help...
  • Capstone: Hundreds of titles added to Ebooks MinnesotaWebinar
    In this brief, 30 minute session, you will learn about titles recently added to Ebooks MN and Ebooks MN for Schools from the Minnesota publisher, Capstone. Over 2,000 titles have been added from Caps...
  • Career and College Exploration for High School StudentsWebinar
    ELM is the perfect place for high school students to begin their search for colleges and careers. In this 45 minute webinar we will walk through LearningExpress Library’s guides, tutorials, and other ...
  • Cataloging Basics: AccessIn-Person
    The Access workshop covers choosing access points for a catalog record and formulating headings according to Chapters 21-26 of AACR2 and using MARC tagging. The session covers name headings for perso...
  • Cataloging Basics: DescriptionIn-Person
    The workshop covers describing the physical aspects of a book in a MARC format bibliographic record so that a library user can identify it. AACR2 rules for description and basic MARC tagging will be p...
  • Cataloging Basics: Subject AnalysisIn-Person
    The Subject Analysis workshop covers subject headings and classification. Both Sears and LC subject headings (Sears only peripherally), and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification are int...
  • Cataloging Options: When Full-Level Records Are Too MuchWebinar
    Sometimes new items in your collection require original cataloging, but you don’t have the time or the training to create full-level records for all of them. This webinar describes two less than full...
  • CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpressWebinar
    This live online course provides instruction on copy cataloging using the CatExpress interface. We will cover the copy cataloging workflow - including searching, holdings maintenance, exporting and do...
  • Census 2010: Power, Money, DataWebinar
    Guest Presenters: Amy West and Kirsten Clark of the University of Minnesota Libraries Join Minitex Reference Services staff as we host Amy West, Data Services Librarian at the University of Minneso...
  • Charleston Conference Highlights: A High-Velocity, High-Spirited RecapWebinar
    The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors in Charleston, SC, in November. It is designed to be a colle...
  • Co-Curating the Past: Community Collection Building through History HarvestsWebinar
    How can librarians, archivists, and curators become more relevant to contemporary cultural movements and engaged in the collection building process with their communities? This webinar will explore th...
  • Collection Analysis of Minnesota ReflectionsWebinar
    Join Greta Bahnemann (Metadata Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library) to hear an overview of her recent work analyzing the Minnesota Reflections digital library collection. The results of this analys...
  • Common Core Resources with Britannica SchoolWebinar
    Common Core standards create new expectations for both students and educators. Join us to help manage the successful transition to these new standards and learn about the thousands of Britannica mat...
  • Connexion Client Module 01: WorldCat, MARC and Client BasicsWebinar
    This online module provides basic information about the WorldCat bibliographic database and the MARC record format. It also provides an introduction to the program interface, as well as instruction on...
  • Connexion Client Module 02: Basic Bibliographic SearchingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches using OCLC’s Connexion Client cataloging software. After completing this web-based training, learners will be able to...
  • Connexion Client Module 03: Basic Editing and Record ProcessingWebinar
    This online course provides instruction on working with MARC bibliographic records in Connexion Client, including using MARC field help, editing MARC records, updating holdings, and exporting MARC rec...
  • Connexion Client Module 04 - Save Files, File Management, and Batch ProcessingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on using Connexion Client to perform high volumes of searches and record actions using the efficiency of batch processing, including the use and management of S...
  • Connexion Client Module 05: Automation and CustomizationWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on the use of Connexion Client’s tools for automation and customization. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to complete editing...
  • Connexion Client Module 7: Advanced Bibliographic Searching in Connexion ClientWebinar
    Connexion Client is a Windows desktop interface for OCLC cataloging. It has tools helpful for frequent or higher-volume catalogers. This online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion C...
  • Consumer & Health Information Webinar
    There is so much information freely available on the web. Many people rely solely on the first page of results from a Google search for their consumer and health information needs. But how do you know...
  • Consumer Health Resources in ELMWebinar
    This 45 minute webinar will highlight the consumer health-related databases available through ELM. It will focus on content and searching of Consumer Health Complete, AltHealth Watch, and Health Sour...
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1: Getting StartedWebinar
    The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collec...
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2: Working with TextWebinar
    The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collec...
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3: Maintaining CollectionsWebinar
    The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collec...
  • Creating Timelines in BritannicaWebinar
    With the Britannica Timeline Maker you can build a unique timeline of events in any topic. The timeline will be your own creation. You can use the database to help research a topic, but then you will ...
  • Dark Archives: LOCKSSWebinar
    How are you preserving your library’s electronic resources? When a vendor or publisher decides to stop providing access or a subscription is cancelled, how will you maintain access to the electronic c...
  • Dark Archives: Preserving Electronic ResourcesWebinar
    How are you preserving your library’s electronic resources? When a vendor or publisher decides to stop providing access or a subscription is cancelled, how will you maintain access to the electronic c...
  • Designing an Online Reference Service: One Size Does Not Fit AllWebinar
    Are you thinking about setting up an online reference service for your library, perhaps reviewing the current system you have in place, or even adding to or supplementing a current service? There are ...
  • Digital Imaging Guidelines in Practice: Modeling a Scanning WorkflowIn-Person
    This workshop will be a combination of lecture, demonstration and guided hands-on activities. The lecture portion will include when to outsource scanning and when to do in-house scanning; scanning tec...
  • Digital Preservation Tools Show and Tell Part 1: Identify and Organize Digital ContentWebinar
    Learn about tools and programs digital archivists and librarians use to help manage and preserve their organizational digital content. Presenters will demonstrate programs to help you understand the d...
  • Digital Preservation Tools Show and Tell Part 2: Protect and Manage Digital ContentWebinar
    Learn more about tools and programs digital archivists and librarians use to help protect and preserve their organizational digital content. File integrity, quality control, and format migrations tool...
  • Digital Project Skills: From Digitization to PreservationOnline Course
    Are you planning a digital project/program at your organization, but unsure where to begin? Attend this class to learn about digital imaging (scanning), metadata standards and best practices, and pres...
  • Doing School 2.0Webinar
    Wendy Wolfe, Social Studies Educator for Totino-Grace High School will present her widely popular presentation Doing School 2.0 from the Minnesota E-learning Summit, this past summer. How can fre...
  • Dublin Core for BeginnersWebinar
    Are you involved in a digital project at your institution? How will you describe your digital objects in order to provide online access to them? One option is to use the Dublin Core, one of the most w...
  • Ebooks Minnesota for informational and pleasure reading from homeWebinar
    With libraries closed all over the state, country, and world, we currently need to utilize digital resources to their fullest. That is why, now, more than ever, Ebooks Minnesota is a vital resource f...
  • Educational Games in Britannica for Elementary StudentsWebinar
    Britannica School offers a multitude of interactive learning materials for all ages. In this webinar we will look at the Britannica Learning Zone for grades PreK - through 2 and Britannica for Elemen...
  • eLibrary Minnesota resources for eLearningWebinar
    With libraries closed all over the state, country, and world, we currently need to utilize digital Resources to their fullest. That is why, now, more than ever, eLibrary Minnesota (ELM) is a vital re...
  • eLibrary MN (ELM) OverviewWebinar
    Are you new to eLibrary MN, also known as ELM? Have you heard of it but never used it? Have you used it in the past, but not for quite a while? If you answered yes to any of these questions then pl...
  • eLibrary MN (ELM) OverviewWebinar
    Are you new to eLibrary MN, also known as ELM? Have you heard of it but never used it? Have you used it in the past, but not for quite a while? If you answered yes to any of these questions then pl...
  • ELM After School: 6-8 Webinar
    At the end of your day consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the 6-8 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and applicat...
  • ELM After School: K-5 Webinar
    At the end of your day, consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the K-5 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and applica...
  • ELM After School: Teaching Resources Webinar
    At the end of your day consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon teaching resources embedded in many of the K-12 specific ELM databases. We’ll highlight how ...
  • ELM and Local GovernmentWebinar
    Many librarians work closely with local government officials in their communities. This webinar will highlight resources within ELM helpful to those officials for tasks such as gathering information o...
  • ELM Basics for K12Webinar
    Have you heard of ELM but aren't quite sure what it includes that might be useful to yourself, students, or colleagues? If so, then this webinar is just what you need. This 1-hour webinar offers int...
  • ELM Databases for Grades 6-12Webinar
    Do you work with middle and/or high school students? If so, you won't want to miss this one-hour webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades 6-12. This sessi...
  • ELM Databases for Grades 6-8Webinar
    Do you work with middle school students? If so, you won't want to miss this brief 60 minute webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades 6-8. This session wil...
  • ELM Databases for Grades K-5Webinar
    Do you work with elementary students? If so, you won't want to miss this 45 minute webinar in which you'll learn about ELM databases relevant to grades K-5. We'll look at the content, searching tips...
  • ELM for Elementary School Webinar
    Do you work with elementary students? If so, you won't want to miss this webinar in which you'll learn about ELM databases relevant to grades K-5. We'll look at the content, searching tips, and specia...
  • ELM for Everyday ResearchWebinar
    Ever wonder where you can turn for fast, accurate, current responses to practical questions? There’s a good chance the ELM databases have the answer. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction s...
  • ELM In Depth SeriesWebinar
    ELM In Depth is a newly revised 5-part series that will give participants a robust learning opportunity focused on searching tips & techniques, special features, suggested applications, and any interf...
  • ELM In Depth Series: EBSCO Unique Interfaces (Week 2)Webinar
    Week 2: EBSCO Unique Interfaces This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at four of the EBSCO databases in the ELM collection operating with specialized interfaces specifically designed...
  • ELM In Depth Series: EBSCOhost (Week 1)Webinar
    Week 1: EBSCOhost This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at three of the EBSCO databases in the ELM collection operating with the EBSCOhost interface. 1. Academic Search Premier ...
  • ELM In Depth Series: Gale K12 (Week 4)Webinar
    Week 4: Gale K12 This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at three of the Gale databases in the ELM collection operating with specialized interfaces specifically designed with students a...
  • ELM In Depth Series: Gale PowerSearch (Week 3)Webinar
    Week 3: Gale PowerSearch This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at three of the Gale databases in the ELM collection operating with the PowerSearch interface. 1. Expanded Academic ...
  • ELM In Depth Series: ProQuest (Week 5)Webinar
    Week 5: ProQuest This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at the ProQuest resources in the ELM collection including an in-depth orientation to ProQuest Newsstand Complete highlighting t...
  • ELM Set-Up Guide Webinar
    If you’d like to review your options for integrating ELM into your library or school website, join us for this webinar. We’ll describe the three available options (direct linking, ELM Personalized, an...
  • ELM: More Than Just ArticlesWebinar
    The ELM Databases are so much more than just searches and articles. Not only can you find more content types such as book chapters, images, speeches, interviews, letters, videos, transcripts, and audi...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (4-part series)Webinar
    Have you ever longed for a big picture understanding of the Electronic Library for Minnesota? Have you ever wished to have a confident and complete knowledge of the ELM databases including a proficie...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 1 Only)Webinar
    ELM: The Big Picture four-part series PART 1: All About EBSCO (2 hours) This two-hour webinar will take a close look at several of the EBSCO databases in the ELM collection. This will be done in ...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 2 Only)Webinar
    ELM: The Big Picture four-part series PART 2: All About Gale/Cengage Learning (2 hours) This two-hour webinar will take a close look at several of the Gale/Cengage Learning databases in the ELM co...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 3 Only)Webinar
    ELM: The Big Picture four-part series PART 3: All About Britannica & OCLC (2 hours) This two-hour webinar will take a close look at all of the Britannica databases and a selection of OCLC resource...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 4 Only)Webinar
    ELM: The Big Picture four-part series PART 4: All About ProQuest (2 hours) This two-hour webinar will take a close look at the ProQuest resources in the ELM collection. This will be done in two p...
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect DiscussionWebinar
    Discussion of current Elsevier ScienceDirect UTL and future contract.
  • Employment Research with ELM Webinar
    Finding relevant job postings is tough enough. But how can job seekers differentiate themselves during the application and interview process? By doing their research, at least in part. Join this webin...
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About AskMN: The Librarian Is In!Webinar
    AskMN is Minnesota’s 24/7 statewide digital reference service available to Minnesota residents anytime, anywhere. Are you curious about what AskMN is or how it works? Have you ever wondered what the d...
  • Explora Kids for Elementary ResearchWebinar
    Combining EBSCO's Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases into an age appropriate, user-friendly interface, Explora Kids contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictio...
  • Federal and United Nations Sources for Environmental InformationWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Federal Government Resources Related to Mental HealthWebinar
    There are many avenues to locating mental health information and statistics provided by the government. Amy Springer and Scott Marsalis will examine U.S. federal sources with demonstrations that will...
  • File Not Found: An Introduction to Digital PreservationWebinar
    Has your computer ever crashed and you lost all those important files you had saved? What if the loss was spread to the contents of your entire organization? Or, have you ever gone back to a file th...
  • Finding Your Way in the Maize of Government Information for Agriculture ResearchWebinar
    Join us for this webinar to learn more about government information related to agriculture. Participants will learn about the Census of Agriculture and the agencies within the United States Department...
  • FRBR and FRAD: Keys to RDA (2-part webinar)Webinar
    The studies titled Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) give a big picture view of the structure and content of library catalo...
  • FRBR and FRAD: Keys to RDA (Online workshop)Online Course
    The studies titled "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" (FRBR) and "Functional Requirements for Authority Data" (FRAD) give a big picture view of the structure and content of library ca...
  • From News to the Document: Finding Government Information Mentioned in Newspapers, Blogs & TweetsWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • From Pixels to Projects: An Introduction to Digitization ConceptsIn-Person
    This workshop will present background terminology and concepts, as well as practical approaches to digitizing and describing visual collections. Attendees will learn about scanning, equipment, metadat...
  • Gale: Google Integration & Research In Context Webinar
    Research In Context is a NEW product created specifically for middle school researchers, bringing together authoritative content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly, and mobile-res...
  • Gender & Library Leadership: A Critical Examination Webinar
    In recent decades, the percentage of women in high-level leadership positions within academic libraries has increased to over 50%. While this seems like significant progress, women continue to represe...
  • Geography Resources in ELMWebinar
    This session will highlight geography and country information in the ELM databases. We'll take a look at specific databases and discuss how to quickly discover and gather that kind of information in ...
  • Get Me Started: Government Information BasicsWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Get Ready for WorldShare Interlibrary LoanWebinar
    OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan is a new service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing. Is your interlibrary loan office prepared to make the switch? Minitex staff will share our experi...
  • Getting to Know the New SAT Webinar
    In March of 2016, the first newly redesigned SAT will be administered in the U.S. This session will briefly introduce the differences between the old and new tests, and will discuss tutorials and prac...
  • Getting to Know the Presidential CandidatesWebinar
    As the presidential race continues, libraries will likely see an increase in public interest in learning about the candidates and media coverage will reach a fever pitch. Join this webinar to learn ho...
  • GLBT Resources in Government InformationWebinar
    Often, we think of LGBT resources as those specifically labeled and recognized as such: an encyclopedia called “encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history” or a database indexing ...
  • Google Extensions: Helpful Hacks for the Chrome ExperienceWebinar
    Google Extensions, for use with Chromebooks and the Chrome browser, are part of a rising trend. Schools and libraries are turning more toward Google for Education and Chromebooks as tech tools. Extens...
  • Google for ResearchWebinar
    Is Google a legitimate place to conduct credible research? Absolutely! One can use Google to find scholarly articles, books (including books housed in libraries), government documents, patents, and no...
  • Google Personalized HomepageWebinar
    Tired of scrolling through bookmarks or typing in dictionary.com to look up a word? A customized Google homepage might be right for you! This tool can assist you in accomplishing repetitive personal...
  • Government Information BasicsWebinar
    It's our 21st Government Information Webinar and to celebrate we are bringing back an oldie but still goodie, Government Information Basics! Join Kirsten Clark, Regional Depository Librarian, Univers...
  • Government Sources Used in Native American Historical ResearchWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Health and Medical Resources in ELMWebinar
    A thorough overview of the Consumer Health Complete medical resource including key features such as accessing Evidence-Based Reports, reference book content, medical images, animations and video as we...
  • Helping Teachers Work Smarter, Not Harder: ELM for K-12 Academic StandardsWebinar
    This webinar introduces ELM for K-12 Academic Standards as one way that libraries make both teacher classroom preparation and student research easier. Attend this 30 minute session to learn about ELM ...
  • Historical Research: How do I find the good stuff? Webinar
    Many librarians work with students and patrons who are conducting historical research whether it’s for a History Day project, genealogy, or college-level research for a particular course. Join us as ...
  • History Day 2020: Best ELM and Non-ELM ResourcesWebinar
    History Day research helps students develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and reading skills. It also helps students build their self-esteem and confidence. This year's theme, Breaking Ba...
  • Imagine, Program, Share: Library Programming with ScratchIn-Person
    Guest Presenters: Jennifer Nelson / Senior Librarian / Hennepin County Library Keith Braafladt / Director, Learning Technologies Center / Science Museum of Minnesota Providing kids opportunities ...
  • International Human Rights ResourcesWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Intro to ELM for TeachersWebinar
    School librarians, invite your teachers to one or more of these introductory webinars to ELM. Have your teachers attend on their own, or host a viewing party where you can follow up the webinar with d...
  • Intro to ELM for Teachers: Education Professional Development Webinar
    This 30-minute webinar will introduce the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) and discuss ways educators from across the state use ELM to stay current in their field. The session is geared toward ...
  • Intro to ELM for Teachers: Elementary School Webinar
    This 30-minute webinar will introduce the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) and discuss ways elementary school educators from across the state use ELM in the classroom. The session is geared towa...
  • Intro to ELM for Teachers: English Language Arts Webinar
    This 30-minute webinar will introduce the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) and discuss ways English language arts teachers from across the state use ELM in the classroom. The session is geared t...
  • Intro to ELM for Teachers: Social Studies Webinar
    This 30-minute webinar will introduce the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) and discuss ways social studies teachers from across the state use ELM in the classroom. The session is geared toward c...
  • Introducing Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)Webinar
    Gale recently offered 25 titles from GVRL at no additional charge as part of our Minitex contract to be included in the ELM suite of resources. These titles are also automatically included in other G...
  • Introduction to the ELM Learning CenterWebinar
    If you are interested in learning more about how to navigate and use eLibrary Minnesota, a collection of library databases free for all in Minnesota, the ELM Learning Center is for you. This webinar w...
  • Introduction to Using CONTENTdm for Digital ProjectsIn-Person
    OCLC CONTENTdm is a digital collection management system, used by organizations to build digital collections of images, documents, video, and audio. It provides the tools to organize, publish, manage...
  • It is your Business .... to Know!Webinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Just Search: EBSCOhost Webinar
    Here’s your chance to get to know the EBSCOhost search interface like the back of your hand. It’s nothin’ but search! In this 45 min. webinar you’ll learn all about the search options, indexes, and ...
  • Just Search: InfoTrac Webinar
    Here’s your chance to get to know the InfoTrac search interface like the back of your hand. It’s nothin’ but search! In this 45 min. webinar you’ll learn all about the search options, indexes, and l...
  • Just Search: ProQuest Webinar
    Here’s your chance to get to know the ProQuest search interface like the back of your hand. It’s nothin’ but search! In this 45 min. webinar you’ll learn all about the search options, indexes, and l...
  • K-8 Resources in ELM Webinar
    This webinar will highlight resources and content specific to grades K-8 available in ELM.
  • Learning New Software with Computer Skills Center Webinar
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  • LearningExpress for Test Prep and College AdmissionsWebinar
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  • LearningExpress Library for Adult Basic EducationWebinar
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  • LearningExpress Library Skills Builders for K-12Webinar
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  • Libraries and Coronavirus: Leading Through A CrisisWebinar
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  • Libraries and Coronavirus: Leading Through A CrisisWebinar
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  • Libraries, Copyright, and the World: The Internationalization of Collections and ServicesWebinar
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  • Library Programs for Teens with Disabilities: A Workshop Co-sponsored by Minitex and MELSAIn-Person
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  • Linked Data: What it is, What it does, and the Future of Information DiscoveryIn-Person
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  • Linking to the Future: the University of Minnesota and the Linked Data for Production ProjectWebinar
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  • Literary Criticism in ELMWebinar
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  • Literature Resources in ELMWebinar
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  • Locating Biographies in ELMWebinar
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  • Locating Videos in ELMWebinar
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  • Lunch and Learn with Karri Sites from QuestionPoint - Attending In PersonIn-Person
    Join Minitex AskMN Coordinator, Carla Pfahl, and OCLC/QuestionPoint representative, Karri Sites, for an in-person meeting and lunch!
  • Lunch and Learn with Karri Sites from QuestionPoint - Attending OnlineWebinar
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  • Making ELM Access EasyWebinar
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  • Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital PreservationOnline Course
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    NOTE: For this course, it is $40.00 for each individual who registers (not $40.00 per institution). Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. Designed for non-catalogers, thi...
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    Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. Designed for noncatalogers, this full day workshop focuses on using metadata to facilitate both access to and preservation of digital res...
  • Mining ELM for Mathematics Webinar
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  • Minitex Cooperative Purchasing: E-Resources Webinar
    This session will introduce Minitex’s cooperative purchasing program for electronic resources. I’ll share some of the different ways we help libraries to save time and money through vendor partnership...
  • Minitex Delivery and Resource Sharing ConversationWebinar There is a fee to view this recorded event.
    The Minitex Resource Sharing and Delivery Units will be hosting a statewide conversation on the state of delivery and resource sharing on Wednesday, August 5 at 11 AM. Minitex staff will discuss th...
  • Minitex Delivery and Resource Sharing ConversationWebinar
    The Minitex Resource Sharing and Delivery Units will be hosting a statewide conversation on the state of delivery and resource sharing on Wednesday, August 5 at 11 AM. Minitex staff will discuss th...
  • Minitex Document Delivery – A Basic Primer For ILL StaffWebinar
    In this Webinar we cover a history of Minitex Document Delivery and the basics of borrowing and lending within Minitex. Additional topics are: history of Minitex Document Delivery, verification of di...
  • Minitex Evolution of Linked Data DiscussionWebinar
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  • Minnesota Digital Library Focus GroupsIn-Person
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  • Minnesota Digital Library PLPP Exhibitions WebinarWebinar
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  • Minnesota Digital Library Staff Curated Online Exhibits for Digital Public Library of AmericaWebinar
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  • Minnesota Opportunities for Reference Excellence (4-part series)Webinar
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  • Minnesota Opportunities for Reference Excellence (MORE)In-Person
    Minitex is pleased to offer training on Minnesota Opportunities for Reference Excellence (MORE). This full-day workshop (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) will include interactive discussion and offer the opport...
  • MLA 2011 Annual Conference RoundupWebinar
    Duluth hosted this year’s MLA conference, “Libraries: Superior Value for Life.” Join Minitex staff as they discuss highlights of this superior conference.
  • MN Writes MN Reads for TeensWebinar
    Do you need ideas for library programming that encourages young people to CREATE positive digital footprints by publishing and sharing their writing? This webinar will introduce you to MN Writes MN Re...
  • MNLINK discoveryWebinar
    OCLC WorldCat Discovery will be the new searching tool for the new MNLINK interface on September 19, 2016. Stop in to learn more about how this Discovery interface will impact your users.
  • Money Smart Week and Government InformationWebinar
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  • MOTSE: Authority ControlIn-Person
    This MOTSE session offers a full day of intermediate level presentation, discussion, and practice in authority control. Topics covered include: • Multiple goals of authority control • Rules gov...
  • MOTSE: Cataloging Audio MaterialsIn-Person
    Come and learn how to catalog those sound recordings! This workshop will focus on on descriptive cataloging, formulating access points (including uniform titles), and a brief overview of subject anal...
  • Multimedia in ELM Webinar
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  • Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) WorkshopOnline Course
    Minitex invites new and long-time Minnesota NACO Funnel members and other guests to a NACO Program training workshop taking place in Fall 2017. This five-day event will cover the entire Program curri...
  • NCIP Gateway for Millennium librariesWebinar
    NCIP, the functionality which allows VDX to update your library’s circulation system to eliminate duplicative actions, has now been implemented at the Kitchigami Regional Library System. Jenny Hill f...
  • NCIP Locally owned request process for HorizonWebinar
    In this session we'll talk about a new NCIP functionality which will place a hold in your Horizon system when the item is identified as owned locally. We'll also review your procedural options when t...
  • NCIP Locally owned request process for SymphonyWebinar
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  • New and next: A review of BIBFRAME update sessions from NISO and ALAWebinar
    In this webinar, the presenter will summarize recent update sessions on BIBFRAME development and implementation. These will include content from the NISO virtual conference BIBFRAME & Real World Appli...
  • New ELM Portal OverviewWebinar
    ELM's got a brand new bag! Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction for this 30 minute webinar as we detail the newly redesigned ELM Portal. The redesign includes improvements to increase acces...
  • NISO Forum: The Future of Library Resource DiscoveryWebinar
    In February 2015, NISO's Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee commissioned a White Paper from library consultant Marshall Breeding. The in-person meeting will be an extension of the white paper with ...
  • NISO Forum: The Future of Library Resource DiscoveryWebinar
    In February 2015, NISO's Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee commissioned a White Paper from library consultant Marshall Breeding. The in-person meeting will be an extension of the white paper with ...
  • NISO Two-Part Webinar: Labor and Capacity and Building Data Science SkillsIn-Person
    For any library serving a research community, research data management continues to be a significant area of interest and concern. Significant labor must be applied to the curation and preservation of...
  • NISO Virtual Conference: 13th Annual NISO-BISG The Changing Standards Landscape ForumWebinar
    Today, libraries of many types are grappling with an array of opportunities and challenges. These include creating and capitalizing on linked data, maintaining accessible content, managing open access...
  • NISO Virtual Conference: Changes in Higher Education and The Information MarketplaceWebinar
    Pressures on institutions of higher education in the United States became weightier in 2020, as universities and colleges of all sizes dealt with COVID-19. There was a focus on de-densifying campuses ...
  • NISO Webinar: Browser Changes and Identity Federation - The Impact on Identity FlowsWebinar
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  • NISO Webinar: Building Data Science Skills: Strategic Support for the Work, Part TwoIn-Person
    This roundtable discussion will focus on the on-going need for information professionals to be well-versed in data science skills in order to successfully support the work of students, scholars and ot...
  • NISO Webinar: By Faculty and For Students: Supporting Open Educational Resources, Part 1 and 2Webinar
    Open Educational Resources (OER) might seem like a win/win for students and faculty alike, but adoption isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. For example, some texts may not lend themselves to be...
  • NISO Webinar: Demonstrating the Return On Investment: The Library’s Role and ContributionWebinar
    Assessment practices can be used by libraries to demonstrate to administrators and key decision-makers the return on investment from the services they offer. They can help show that, rather than being...
  • NISO Webinar: Labor and Capacity for Research Data Management, Part OneIn-Person
    For any library serving a research community, research data management continues to be a significant area of interest and concern. Significant labor must be applied to the curation and preservation of...
  • NISO Webinar: NFAIS Forethought: Artificial Intelligence #1 – Planning for ImplementationIn-Person
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is an all-encompassing umbrella term for varying sets and combinations of algorithms simulating human intelligence processes. Such implementations are used by a computer s...
  • NISO Webinar: NFAIS Forethought: Artificial Intelligence #2 – Processes for Media Analysis and ExtraWebinar
    In order to implement artificial intelligence in a meaningful way, organizations with large collections of data must ensure that they have the support they need for processing, analyzing, and extracti...
  • NISO Webinar: No More Big Deal? Picking and Choosing Titles for UseWebinar
    More than 20 years since it was first introduced, some institutions are moving away from the “Big Deal”, which licenses institutional access to a critical mass of content. There are pros and cons of d...
  • Nonfiction RA 101: The Real StoryWebinar
    Didn’t get a chance to catch this session at MLA? Or would you like a refresher on the topic? Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction as we host Sarah Nagle of Carver County Library, Luann Phi...
  • OCLC Demonstration: QuestionPointIn-Person
    QuestionPoint is a unique virtual reference service for library users. While QuestionPoint takes advantage of the Internet, it goes beyond the limitations of the Web to incorporate libraries' best ref...
  • Oh, the Places We Have Gone: Using Map and GIS data resources from the federal governmentWebinar
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  • Outsourcing Authority WorkWebinar
    How many times have you asked yourself: What can I stop doing without sacrificing the quality of our OPAC? Or, maybe you have recently learned about the importance of authority control but you don't...
  • Personalize (and Share!) Your News Experience with ProQuest Newsstand CompleteWebinar
    With over a thousand different news sources offering a wide range of perspectives, you can personalize the world’s news with ProQuest Newsstand Complete. In this brief webinar join Minitex Reference ...
  • Perspectives on Current EventsWebinar
    There are many ways to look at a story. It can be very easy to see or hear only one side to a story and think that it is the complete version when often it is not. When compiling resources students ar...
  • Plunkett Research Online DemoWebinar
    Plunkett Research Online offers web-based access to all of the data used in their widely-known business and industry reference books. The online system offers many advantages over print, including sea...
  • Points of View Reference CenterWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as we investigate Points of View Reference Center, which provides pro vs. con articles on current and controversial topics. We'll explore the layout...
  • Politics and the Presidential Election in ELM Webinar
    As the 2016 presidential race continues, libraries may see an increase in public interest in learning about the candidates. Join this webinar to learn how ELM can help citizens learn more about the ca...
  • Pop Culture in ELM Webinar
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  • Practice Makes Prepared: The Newly Required ACT Test Webinar
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  • Prepare for an Occupation with LearningExpressWebinar
    What do teachers, firefighters, police officers, registered nurses, postal workers, plumbers, and emergency medical personnel all have in common? They each had to pass an occupational exam to become c...
  • Primary Source Sets: An IntroductionWebinar
    MDL and Minitex staff will provide an introduction to MDL Primary Source Sets. Attendees will learn about what is in each set and how to incorporate these resources into online teaching. PRESENTER...
  • Primary Source Sets: Guest Author ProgramWebinar
    MDL staff will present an overview of our Guest Author program, designed for anyone interested in writing a Primary Source Set. This is a great way to get involved with the Minnesota Digital Library! ...
  • Primary Sources in ELMWebinar
    Whether needed for a History Day project, paper, or report, primary sources are necessary for thorough and comprehensive research. This webinar focuses on ELM databases containing primary sources inc...
  • ProQuest Administrator ModuleIn-Person
    The ProQuest Administrator Module (PAM) is a tool that enables local ProQuest resource administrators to obtain usage statistics, customize display settings, set up remote authentication and create li...
  • ProQuest Newsstand Complete: Week 6 ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    Week 6: This session will cover ProQuest Newsstand Complete and searching the *new* ProQuest platform. This database offers full-text newspapers and allows for specific searching that includes locati...
  • ProQuest: Introduction to the New Platform and Administrator ModuleIn-Person
    First hour includes: The new ProQuest platform has arrived! ProQuest, CSA Illumina, and selected Chadwyck-Healey products will be available on the new platform at launch, and all ProQuest products wil...
  • Publisher Metadata in Library Systems and How It Helps the UserWebinar
    Publishers have a vested interest in making sure their content is widely accessible. Libraries are increasingly relying on publisher-supplied metadata to support user access to electronic content. Thi...
  • R U Ready? Setting Up and Running an Instant Message Reference ServiceWebinar
    Have you considered starting a Digital Reference service for your library but not sure where to begin? Instant Messaging is a great way to get introduced into the world of Digital Reference. You can...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic Audio WorksWebinar
    With the transition to RDA, catalogers are encountering more and more RDA bibliographic records in their work, including new acquisitions like musical and non-musical sound recordings. This Minitex...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic BooksWebinar
    Catalogers are encountering RDA bibliographic records more often these days, and the numbers are increasing as libraries shift from AACR2 to RDA. This transition will certainly have an effect on copy...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic Music ScoresWebinar
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  • RDA Cataloging: Basic Online ResourcesWebinar
    Online resources like streaming videos, e-books, databases—and the bibliographic records that describe these materials—are becoming a larger part of our library collections and catalogs. For cataloge...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic SerialsWebinar
    As much as records for books, music, and videos see changes with RDA, so do those for serials. And yet some aspects of traditional serial cataloging have forecasted RDA's "new" approach for some time...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic VideosWebinar
    As libraries shift to RDA, catalogers are encountering more RDA bibliographic records in their day-to-day work, especially for acquisitions like video materials. The odds are good that new releases a...
  • RDA for Non-Catalogers: A Gentle IntroductionWebinar
    Implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new manual of cataloging rules designed to succeed AACR2, has the potential to affect many library activities outside of the cataloging dep...
  • RDA for the Seasoned Cataloger: Audiovisual Materials (3-part online workshop)Online Course
    In 2013 the Library of Congress, and no doubt many other libraries, will transition from AACR2 to RDA. In anticipation of this event, Minitex is offering a self-paced, online workshop on cataloging a...
  • RDA for the Seasoned Cataloger: Print Monographs (3-part online workshop)Online Course
    The Library of Congress and other libraries will transition from AACR2 to RDA in 2013. In anticipation of this move, Minitex is offering a self-paced, online workshop on cataloging textual print mono...
  • RDA for the Seasoned Cataloger: Print Serials (3-part online workshop)Online Course
    Spring 2013 marks the season in which the Library of Congress will transition from AACR2 to RDA for all of their original cataloging. With the prospect that other libraries follow their lead, Minitex...
  • RDA for the Solo/Copy Cataloger (3-part webinar)Webinar
    With the decision on the national libraries' implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) now made--and LC's adoption date of March 31, 2013, in the cards--catalogers are beginning to learn...
  • RDA in a DayIn-Person
    Minitex presents this one-day, in-person workshop on making use of RDA in an original cataloging context. Training will focus on practical cataloging matters, with further comments on RDA's structure ...
  • RDA Original CatalogingIn-Person
    Minitex presents this two-day, in-person workshop on making use of RDA in an original cataloging context. Training will focus on practical cataloging matters, with further comments on RDA's structure ...
  • RDA Original Cataloging for BemidjiIn-Person
    Minitex presents this two-day, in-person workshop on deciphering RDA's approach to original cataloging. Training will focus on practical RDA cataloging matters, with further comments on its structure ...
  • RDA Original Cataloging for St. CloudIn-Person
    Minitex presents this two-day, in-person workshop on deciphering RDA's approach to original cataloging. Training will focus on practical RDA cataloging matters, with further comments on its structure ...
  • Researching Cities - Focus on Detroit Webinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Rights Statements and your Digital Collection: Getting StartedOnline Course
    Attend this series to learn more about the standardized rights statements developed by the international collaborative rightsstatements.org. RightsStatements.org statements are a simple, standardized ...
  • SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging WorkshopIn-Person
    Whether you catalog serials full-time or once in a blue moon, you may be interested in an upcoming Basic Serials Cataloging workshop taking place in Moorhead, MN, in late February 2014. This two-day ...
  • Science Fair Resources in ELM Webinar
    In this session we will take a look at the ELM resources that are best suited to help students with their science fair projects from scientist biographies, experiments, benchmark application, download...
  • SciTech ConnectWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Searching the Authority File in Connexion ClientWebinar
    This ninety minute online training session presents the fundamentals of searching the OCLC Authority File using Connexion Client. Topics covered include a brief review of the MARC format for authorit...
  • Searching the New WorldCat InterfaceWebinar
    ELM's WorldCat has a new interface and functionality. Attend this webinar to learn all about the new search interface.
  • Shared E-Resources Task Force: Kick-off MeetingWebinar
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    Do you have a SMART Board in your classroom, library, or computer lab but are looking for ideas on how to use it for more than a projection screen? Are you looking for more ways to engage and interac...
  • STEM Resources in ELMWebinar
    Teachers and Library Media Specialists are invited to register for this online webinar about accessing free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) resources from the ELM (Electronic Library...
  • Student Resources In ContextWebinar
    Gale has just replaced select Gale Resource Centers, with the new In Context family of products. This learning environment provides a revolutionary user experience that’s supported by media-rich cont...
  • Student Resources in Context: Week 5 ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    Week 5: This session will cover the resource Student Resources in Context. Designed for use by middle and high school students for both homework and in-depth research assignments it contains referenc...
  • Taking the Fear Out of Business ReferenceWebinar
    Business reference may be the most intimidating interaction librarians face on the reference desk. This one-hour session will take the fear out of business reference by breaking the broad concept of b...
  • Teaching Old Services New Tricks: Integrating Web 2.0 trends into everyday services and toolsWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Services staff as we host Michelle Jacobs, Emerging Technologies and Web Coordinator at UCLA, as she discusses and presents various Web 2.0 tools and how they can be used to enh...
  • Teaching the Framework for Information Literacy to K-12 StudentsWebinar
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  • The All-New ProQuest Webinar
    With the all-new ProQuest platform, users at all levels can quickly locate relevant, authoritative content within and across ProQuest databases spanning a full spectrum of subjects and topics. You can...
  • The NEW ELM for K-12 Academic Standards Webinar
    ELM for K-12 Academic Standards matches trustworthy content from multiple ELM databases to Minnesota’s K-12 academic benchmarks. Participants in this webinar will get an introduction to the tool’s NEW...
  • Town & Gown Webinar
    There are countless ways in which college and university libraries have extended services beyond their campus and into the community. This brief webinar will take a look at how relevant resources fro...
  • Turning Points in History: Fitting Government Information into History Day ProjectsWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Understanding Digital Images: Basic to Intermediate ConceptsIn-Person
    Confused by the technical jargon of digital imaging? Frustrated by training seminars that assume too much prior knowledge on the part of the student? This day-long series of presentations guides th...
  • Using HathiTrust to Locate Government Information Webinar
    Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights the exciting government information available to you and your patrons for ...
  • Using Maps in Student Resources in ContextWebinar
    How many people in Minnesota do not have health insurance? How many Minnesotans were wounded in the Iraq war? Which state in the union has the highest rate of obesity? Gale recently added interactive ...
  • Using New Technologies to Support Library InstructionWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Services staff as we host one of Minnesota’s very own, Heather Tompkins, discussing practical applications of a variety of "Web 2.0" technologies to library instructional and li...
  • Using the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to Locate Government InformationWebinar
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  • Using the OCLC Authority File: Authorities Series #2Webinar
    This online training session presents the fundamentals of using the OCLC Authority File. Topics covered include: * Searching the authority file, including a basic understanding of each index * Edit...
  • VDX 6.1 NCIP updatesWebinar
    This is a training session to go over updates to NCIP.
  • VDX 8.1 overviewWebinar
    A VDX software upgrade is planned for Wednesday September 10. We'll be going over the highlights so you may be aware of any changes.
  • VDX upgrade overviewWebinar
    This session will go over many of the changes people will be seeing in the VDX staff interface coming with the software upgrade planned for the end of August 2012.
  • What Happens When the Lights Go Out: Government Shutdown & Loss of Access to Government InformationWebinar
    For nearly three weeks in October 2013 the largest publisher of information in the world went dark leaving millions without access to basic e-government resources that citizens had come to rely on eac...
  • What Is Copy Cataloging and How Do I Do It?In-Person
    You need to find a MARC record for an item your library just purchased and load it into your catalog, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it… This full-day, in-person course will get you starte...
  • What is Metadata?: A Very Basic IntroductionWebinar
    What, exactly, is metadata and what does it have to do with my digitization project? Is it important? How can I learn more about it? This 75 minute webinar will answer these questions, and more. Y...
  • Wiki-what? Wikidata for Library StaffWebinar
    Wikidata, an editable knowledge base for structured data, is growing in importance to the library community. The 2018 OCLC International Survey of Linked Data for Implementers shows a surge of library...
  • WorldCat Resource Sharing TricksIn-Person
    Take this course to increase your efficiency using the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing system for ILL. Become familiar with advanced techniques, new features and upcoming enhancements, including but n...
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    Week 4: This session will cover OCLC’s WorldCat. The world’s largest bibliographic database links each record to libraries that own that item. Please note: this session will focus on WorldCat as a p...