Greetings! Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is happy to announce the winner of the youth library card design contest held May 19-June 19, 2017. Congratulations to Rose T., age 12! Rose’s artwork was selected by the ALS staff judging panel out of 105 library card designs submitted by patrons ages 12 and under across the seven [...]
Stop by and enjoy the beautiful new sculptures of Winter and Autumn at the International Falls Public Library completed by Eric "Erickson" Kulig and dedicated July, 2017. This is one of the many Legacy programs that benefits our patrons in the Arrowhead Library System.
Greetings and happy summer! Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has a long-standing commitment to maintaining a collection of current publication titles of interest to librarians, library staff and library trustees. The collection is housed at the ALS Headquarters in Mountain Iron, but all titles can be requested via the online catalog (if you have a borrower’s card [...]
A limited number of free event passes are available for Northern Lights Music Festivals: Chamber Music Concert - July 13 - 7:00 p.m. - Vermillion Community College Auditorium, Ely Opera Scenes - July 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Grand Marais Playhouse OR July 19 - 7:00 p.m. - Vermillion Community College Auditorium, Ely Orchestra Concert [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]