Friday, December 7, 2012

Branch Out 2013

2013 Branch Out Conference
July 31 – August 1, 2013
Rush Creek Golf Club, Maple Grove
Early Registration cost is same as 2009 and 2011!!!
$75 for either day, $125 for both days
·         Thought-provoking speakers
·         Great workshops to build technology and customer service skills
·         Credit toward your MN Voluntary Certification
·         Wednesday evening dessert event with special entertainment
·         Tour of the “green” Maple Grove Library
·               Networking with other library staff from around the state
·         A lovely venue, great food, and lots of fun
Do You Work In a Library? Then You Belong at Branch Out!
Sponsored in part by the Minneapolis Northwest Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Open Access Presentation

Nancy Sims to speak about open access publishing model
The University of St. Thomas libraries are pleased to host an event with Nancy Sims, who will speak about the issues and challenges of the open access publishing movement, which has the potential of increasing the visibility, access to and sharing of faculty scholarly research.
Nancy is the Copyright Program Librarian at the University  of Minnesota libraries with a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and an MLIS from Rutgers University.   She says that her job is not to be the “copyright police” on her campus, but to help individuals and groups throughout the University community to understand issues surrounding copyright and scholarly communication.  Nancy says that she is fascinated by copyright law in all of its aspects, and in particular, how individuals construct understandings of copyright as it relates to their own scholarly, artistic, professional, personal, cultural, and communicative activities. 
She has published articles and presented at conferences about copyright issues, technology, and emerging forms of scholarship.
Nancy Sims’ presentation and question and answer period will be in McNeely Hall 100 from 3:00 – 4:30 on Thursday, December 13th  This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. 
You will find a map to McNeely Hall here.
If you have any questions please let me know.

Andrea Koeppe
St. Thomas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: LIT Social 12/16/2012

MCTC Library Tech program faculty invites you (students & alumni) to join us for a celebration to the end of a great semester. This is also a chance to socialize with your fellow program students and instructors.

When: Sunday December 16, 2012 3 pm – 6 pm
Who: Library Information Technology Program Students (and friends)
Where: "Common Room" @ Common Roots Cafe. This is in the back of the cafe.
Why: Converse. Celebrate. Connect. Games.

Come for part or all. We will play some games, have some snacks, and enjoy the sigh of relief that comes with the end of the semester.

RSVP to jennifer.sippel(at) or RSVP on the program's Facebook page!

Common Roots Cafe is located: 2558 Lyndale Ave. S. , Minneapolis, MN 55405