Training and Continuing Education Resources
TdS email groups and meet-ups
Check with your supervisor or give us a call about which TdS email groups and meetings would be most appropriate and beneficial. Library directors of our member libraries assign their staff to our various listserves.
Public and Sierra library directors meet virtually on Tuesdays at 9:30 for about an hour to share ideas. Meeting information is sent out on the TdS library directors group list.
School media center staff meet virtually about once a month to share ideas. Meeting iformation is sent out on the TdS k12libraries group list.
Southern Minnesota librarians closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smnlibrarians
TdS region children's services closed Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/665089260204142
Many TdS library staff follow the Facebook pages of other TdS member libraries for content and other ideas.
MInnesota Librar* https://www.facebook.com/groups/190663858010070
Library Management Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1524906657799350/?multi_permalinks=2780825095540827
Resources to bookmark
Level Up! is a clearing house of continuing education opportunities for Minnesota library staff.
Solo Librarian resources lists best practices, tutorials, and background information. It is useful for any library staff member, where working alone or not.
Linking Our Libraries is a free podcast that teaches library skills produced by our colleagues at the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange
Ischool Wisconsin continuing education has offered classes and conferences that our members have found very valuable.
We hope you aren't job hunting, but you should know about Metronet Jobline
Metrobriefs is a Twin Cities-centric newsletter often filled with information relevant to the whole state. It is produced by MELSA and Metronet; both are regional library systems.
Minitex newsletter : Minitex is the backbone of many Minnesota library services, learn more about MINITEX.
State Library Services newsletter is one of the choices for Minnesota Department of Education updates.
ALA/PLA (American Library Association/Public Library Association)
ITEM (Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota)
Association of Rural and Small Libraries