Weekly Webcast Recap

By |June 23rd, 2017|Blog|

CMLE Continuing Education Calendar - Click Here Free June Webinars for Library Staff WebJunction Summer has arrived, and while we know your library is likely buzzing with summer learning activities, we hope you'll make some time to squeeze in some learning of your own. With 75 free webinars, on twenty topics, this list provides a [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |June 16th, 2017|Blog|

CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpress Minitex August 9, 1:00pm Central 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 downloading records. After completing this course, the learner will be prepared to fully utilize the CatExpress service. The [...]

ALS Board recognizes employee anniversaries

By |June 9th, 2017|Blog|

Several ALS employees will achieve notable employment anniversaries during 2017, and those employees were recognized at the ALS Board meeting on June 8, 2017. The employees being recognized were Melody Dane (10 years), Heather McLaughlin (10 years), Shari Fisher (20 years), Paula Stanaway (20 years), and Jim Weikum (25 years). Let there be cake!

Youth Unconference

By |June 5th, 2017|Blog|

Ryan Lindsay, Northeast Range School It was great to meet with fellow library staff, both school and public. Connecting with the makerspace in a box options was great. We already used the magnet set at our site with positive results which should lead to increased use next year of available options. A big eye opener for [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |June 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection CISCO June 15, 1:00pm Central Join Booklist and Gale, a Cengage Company, for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will hear from Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, who will review how LGBTQ books can serve an [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |May 26th, 2017|Blog|

Library Marketing That’s Smarter, Not Harder CISCO June 13, 11:30am Central Libraries may be open to all, but marketing library resources and services to everyone can be a challenge. Learn how to shift from a one-size-fits-all marketing approach to targeted engagement that builds long-term library usage. Two free webinars will provide librarians with a high-impact [...]

Minitex ILL Conference Report

By |May 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|

Customer Service – Things I wish I could tell my Librarian Experience not products – People want to feel welcome in a comfortable setting with desired products Families not coming for the books but the time together, safe environment, social interaction, & activities Exceed expectations and anticipatory services answer the basic reference question but provide [...]

Kids’ Stuff – The On-Time Circus

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the puppet show of The On-Time Circus. This program is free and for all ages. Join us at the following dates and locations:   June 5 *Cloquet Public Library, 10 a.m. *Calumet Public Library, 6 p.m.   June 6 *Coleraine Public Library, 10 a.m. *Bigfork Bookmobile Stop, 4:30 [...]

Weekly Webcast Recap

By |May 19th, 2017|Blog|

Signs of the future -- Using Digital Signage in Your Library LLAMA May 24, 1:30pm Central Fee $59.00 The days of posting important announcements on a library bulletin board and hoping someone might see them are ending. Today’s digital signage offers many more visible and effective options. Using technologies such as LCD, LED, projection, and [...]

ALS Youth Library Card Design Contest

By |May 17th, 2017|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System Youth Library Card Design Contest Calling all youth artists!  Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is holding an art contest for a new youth-designed library card!  Children ages 12 and under who live in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties may participate in the contest.  Entries will [...]