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Linking Our Libraries

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Apr 8, 2021

Today we are going to talk about skills that will be useful in most libraries. Working with teens is not everyone’s favorite part of library service, but this is an important group in the library. We will walk through some steps to help you to serve these patrons who can be energetic advocates for your library!


Apr 1, 2021

If you have spent any amount of time answering questions from patrons, you know some of this already. They often do not know how to ask for exactly what they need, and you have to wade through it all to figure out how to help everyone get what they need. As with so many other things you can do in libraries, there is a...

Mar 25, 2021

As you can probably guess, since you are currently listening to us talk, we are not only fans of podcasts but we also create them! These are a relatively easy way for libraries to share ideas and information with their community members. Today we will walk through some of the steps you can follow to help your library to...

Mar 18, 2021

We are talking to you from Minnesota, and our state has recently set up requirements for teachers in their licensure requirements to take seminars in cultural competencies. Today we are going to briefly look at the topics covered in this training, and see how it can apply in library work.

It is the job of libraries...

Mar 11, 2021

Welcome back to Season Eight of Linking Our Libraries! We are so happy to have you with us this season!

You can find our show notes page here, with all the information we discuss here today, links to all kinds of resources, and links to the books we share.

We are the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange. Our members are...