Aleph ILS Support

Ex Libris Aleph Integrated Library System hosting and support for the MnPALS Consortium

Islandora Digital Repository

Manage, preserve, and showcase your digital collections with Islandora

PALSconnect ERM

Centralize management of your electronic information resources


Bridge the gap between discovery and delivery of full-text resources


Put your library back at the center of search and information discovery

Islandora Open Chat Hour

On September 29th at 11:00 AM PALS and Minnesota State University-Mankato will host an open chat hour intended for those interested in possibly using Islandora.

Join the PALS Team as the Cataloging Support and Training Specialist

The PALS office, located in Mankato, Minnesota is currently recruiting for a Cataloging Support and Training Specialist

This position exists to provide PALS customers with consultation, software support, training and documentation services to those using the Aleph and other supported software. The incumbent specializes in the areas of metadata management, database quality control and cataloging, and will play a key role in migrating the consortium to the next library system.

2015 User Group Call For Agenda Items

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The Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 2 at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth. For complete details visit the PALS Home Page at

Please send in your agenda topics NOW! They are due by Friday, September 25th.

Welcome Amanda Eekhoff

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I am very pleased to announce that we have hired a very well-qualified person as PALS’ new Administrative Assistant; Amanda Eekhoff began working with PALS in July 2015. Her position here replaces long-time Administrative Assistant, Trudy Bement, who, as you may know, retired earlier this year.

Mrs. Eekhoff has a very strong background in clerical and accounting.

Susan Dueis Retires

It is with considerable regret that I need to inform you that Susan Dueis has retired.

Susan came to PALS in 2002 from Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative. She began by supporting MnLink, VDX and Interlibrary Loan and later Aleph Circulation and patron issues.

Upcoming Aleph Course Reserves Office Hours

To kick off the fall semester, there will be two Aleph Course Reserves Office Hours. The same information will be reviewed at both sessions, so you do not need to attend both. Here are the details for both sessions: 


Minnesota State University, Mankato
3022 Memorial Library
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507.389.2000
Toll Free: 1.877.466.5465
Fax: 507.389.5488

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