The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition is conducting a statewide crowd-sourced internet speed testing initiative. The goal of this project is to create an accurate statewide map of where internet service is available and what speeds people are currently receiving. Using the easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can complete the speed test at home using any computer or mobile device.
Topics in this Newsletter PALS Highlights In-Depth: NERS enhancement process Member Highlight: Simon Mai, PALS Office Book a consultation Click here to see the full newsletters.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Minitex announces a virtual screening of Change the Subject, followed by a discussion with Tina Gross, a librarian who is interviewed in the film. The documentary portion of the event will not be recorded, but the Q&A portion will be. While there is no charge, capacity is limited for this event. Click here for more information and to register.
The Minitex delivery network will be available for direct interlibrary loan requests starting Monday, July 20, 2020. The process will be the same as before, but items will take significantly longer to arrive. You can check out the entire article here and for more Minitex News head over to minitex.umn.edu/news. .
From the Minitex Messenger Join directors from public and academic libraries for a discussion on leading through a pandemic. Our panelists will be Jake Grussing (Scott County), Karen Pundsack (Great River Regional), Jon Neilson (Concordia University, St. Paul), and Elissah Becknell (Minneapolis College). The discussion will be hosted by MnPALS and Minitex. Register today and join us. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central time) Register
By Chris Corley and Kelly McBride Chris Corley, Interim Dean of the Library at MSU Mankato co-wrote a letter to the editor with Blue Earth County Library Director, Kelly McBride. Libraries are going to be targeted for cuts based on old stereotypes and understandings of what a library is. This letter attempts to correct those views. Take a moment to read it today.