Program for the Minnesota Library Association 51st annual conference, held October 5th-7th, 1944 at Hotel Lowry in St. Paul, Minnesota. Includes a welcome address by John J. McDonough, Mayor of St. Paul. Keynotes speakers at general sessions include: Carl Vitz on the topic of Minnesota Libraries today (Librarian, Minneapolis Public Library), Mortimer J. Adler, and John R. Tunis on the topic of books and young people.
Program for the 55th annual conference of the Minnesota Library Association, which took place at Hotel Lowry, St. Paul, Minnesota on October 1st, 1949. There was an all day preconference for Trustees and Librarians which took place the day before the conference on September 30th at the Continuation Center, University of Minnesota. The preconference featured speaker Douglas Marshall (Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota) on the topic of recent rural trends and their implications. The October 1st conference featured general session speaker Martin Hall (World Traveler, Educator, Lecturer, and Author) on the topic of the Iron Curtain. Square dancing immediately followed the keynote address.
Program for the Minnesota Library Association Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting held at Buckham Memorial Library in Faribault, Minnesota, October 8-10, 1931. Includes list of officers and local committees heads. Topics include the library profession, school libraries, reference service, hospital libraries, and periodicals for the blind.
Program for the Minnesota Library Association Tenth annual meeting held July 10-12, 1902 in reading room of the University Library. Includes a welcome address by Dr. W. W. Folwell, Librarian, University of Minnesota. Cited topics include the library profession, Minnesota library legislation, publishers, school libraries, and a Round Table conducted by Gratia Countryman, Assistant Librarian, Minneapolis Public Library.
Program for the 1959 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) annual conference, held October 1-2, 1959 at Pick-Nicollet Hotel in Minneapolis. Events include a greetings speech by the Honorable P.K. Peterson, mayor of Minneapolis. General session topics include "Student use of the public library," "Our Changing Society," "Partners in Library Service," and "Book Losses."
Volume 5, number 11 of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) newsletter was published in December 1978. Topics include: minutes from the MLA midwinter conference business meeting, proposed statements for the 1979 MLA legislative platform, MLA subunit and division event announcements and summaries, 3M sponsorship to send members of the American Library Association (ALA) Junior Members Roundtable to ALA
Program for the Minnesota Library Association regional conference held at Stearns County Library, St. Cloud, Minnesota, on November 3, 1945. Topics included: ALA standards for libraries, library work with the disabled, county and regional libraries, a layman's view of county libraries, the place of libraries in home planning, and an afternoon session on Norwegian folklore and folkways.
Program for the Wisconsin-Minnesota Library Meeting and the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Library Association held in Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota, September 15-18, 1909. Includes list of Wisconsin Library Association officers, and meeting agenda. Topics include Northern Libraries, book symposium, and roundtable.
Program for the Official Regional Meeting of the American Library Association held in Sioux City, Iowa, October 13-16, 1925, conducted by the State Library Associations of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Topics include adult education, county libraries, small libraries, and lending department problems. Speakers included Frank Walters, University of Minnesota Librarian and Executive Board Member of the American Library Association.
Program for the 1960 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) annual conference, held September 22-23, 1960 at Hotel Duluth in Duluth. The theme was "A New Decade for Librarians." Events include a greetings speech by the Honorable E. Clifford Mork, mayor of Duluth. General session topics include "Reference Work in Great Britain," "Highlights and Sidelights on the White House Conference for Children and Youth," "Different Approaches to Solutions of Metropolitan Problems," and "Our French Legacy, Scientific Exploration and Voyageur Songs."
Program for the 1956 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) annual conference, held September 27-29, 1956 at the Nicollet Hotel in Minneapolis. The theme was "Libraries in the Life of the Community." Includes a list of officers, convention committees, committee chairmen, and section chairmen. Events include a greetings speech by Eric Hoyer, mayor of Minneapolis. Session topics include "Great Books Discussion," "Reference Materials in Minnesota," and "Minnesota Books and Authors."
Mark Eckes worked at Minitex from 1974 to 1984, when Minitex was just three years in to the program. He managed the Minitex staff (payroll, vacation, sick leave) and was responsible for office purchasing and OCLC billing. In his interview, he describes early technology used at Minitex for processing interlibrary loan requests, such as the TWX machine, and Minitex's first computer. Other topics discussed include the Minitex traveling slideshow, what it was like to work with Alice Wilcox (the first Minitex director), and the Minitex tennis and softball team. This interview also includes an audio recording, recording table of contents, transcript, and photograph of the interviewee.
Rosie Mock started and ended her library career at Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato (1969-2012). In her interview, she discusses what it was like to work in Cataloging in the 1970s, before automation, and in Systems. Other topics touched on include: early OCLC searching (1976), development of the PALS online catalog (1980), using early electronic databases such as Dialog, and the migration from the PALS system to the Aleph ILS (2004). This interview also includes an audio recording, recording table of contents, transcript, and photograph of the interviewee.
Program for the 1958 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) annual conference, held September 12-14, 1958 at Madden's Lodge in Brainerd. The theme was ""Bigger libraries in a smaller world."" Events include a greetings speech by the Honorable Levi Johnson, mayor of Brainerd. Session topics include ""Progress report on Library Development in Minnesota"", ""Untapped Resources of Information about World Affairs"", ""Books - The Bond Between Us"", ""Super-market Methods in Book Acquisition?"", ""Books Across the Sea Program of the English-speaking Union"", and ""Books in a World on Fire"".
Program description for the 48th annual meeting of the Minnesota Library Association, which took place on October 20th - 23rd, 1940 at the Hotel Saint Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota. Notable speakers included: St. Paul Mayor John J. McDonough, Mabel Seeley (author), Dr. Harold C. Deutsch (Professor of History, University of Minnesota), and Professor Roy C. Jones (Head, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota) with Professor Miles A. Tinker (Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota) on the topic of modernizing the library building. There was an open house at the Hill Reference Library.
Volume 5, number 10 of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) newsletter was published in November, 1978. Topics include: minutes from the October MLA Board meeting, volunteers sought for KTCA membership drive, new MLA membership forms, upcoming library community events, MLA subunit and division event announcements and summaries, suggestions for appointments to ALA committees requested, Louise Giles Minority Scholarship available, a British Isles library internship program, free copies of the USGPO's Publications Reference File available, announcemeent of an upcoming community college conference, an upcoming workshop about citizens and effective political power, findings from the ALA survey on libraries and reading, and a calendar of upcoming library community events.
Program for the Upper Midwest Regional Library Conference, which took place at Hotel Nicollet in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 3rd-7th, 1947. States participating included Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Governor Luther W. Youngdahl provided the welcome. General session topics included: forgotten children's books, inter-cultural relations through the library, library service for children and young people, library service in Australia, state aid to libraries, a panel on salaries, a panel on library issues in each state, and upper midwest books.
John T. Butler has served as the Associate University Librarian for Data and Technology at the University of Minnesota since 2008. Prior to that role, he was the inaugural Director of the University of Minnesota's Digital Library Development Lab, and also led the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Minnesota. In the interview, Butler discusses one of his earliest experiences working in libraries as a student for Minitex and other experiences leading up to his current role at the University of Minnesota libraries. Other topics discussed include: the development of the Minnesota Digital Library and the Minnesota Legacy Amendment funding; early mentors and influential colleagues Hank Rowan (Professor of Art, University of Minnesota), Susan Ardi (Engineering Librarian, University of Texas at Austin), Bill DeJohn, and Wendy Lougee; and his engagement with the Digital Public Library of America and HathiTrust. This interview also includes an audio recording, transcript, and photograph of the interviewee.
Program for the Minnesota Library Association annual conference held at Hotel Lowry, St. Paul, Minnesota, on October 3rd-5th, 1946. The conference theme was "The Time is NOW." The welcome was given by Jean Gardiner Smith, Commissioner of Education of St. Paul Fred M. Truax, and Librarian Perrie Jones (St. Paul Public Library). General session presenters included Irving Lieberman on the topic of the other 75% (Head of Extension Division, Michigan State University), C. Irene Hayner on what was said at ALA about subscription books and a recruiting program for Minnesota (Assistant Professor, Division of Library Instruction, University of Minnesota), and Raymond A. Shove on the proposed smaller rag edition of the New York Times (Head of Order Department, University of Minnesota Library). The banquet featured a talk by John Towner Frederick and music by Minneapolis Lions Club Quartet. There was an open house hosted by the Hill Reference Library, and St. Paul Public Library.
The 1937 annual report of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), includes a recap of the Institute for Librarians from North Dakota and Minnesota held at the University of Minnesota, October 11-14, 1937, and attended by over 500 people, with principal speakers Dr. Lyman Bryson of Columbia University, J.O. Modisette from Louisiana Library Commission, Charles W. Ferguson, Associate Editor of Reader's Digest, and Dr. Charles Gunderson Rockwell, Minnesota Education Commissioner. Other educators, librarians, and experts who conducted sessions are listed by name, title, and topic. The report also includes a recap of the MLA 45th Annual Meeting held at the University of Minnesota on October 14, 1937, with financial report, and review of Membership, Certification, and State Planning Committees. Several motions were passed, including the creation of Junior Members Section. Recently deceased members, Miriam E. Carey, teacher and organizer for the Library Commission, and Harriet A. Wood, Supervisor of School Libraries, were remembered.
Program description for the joint conference of the Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin Library Associations. The program took place on October 18-21st, 1939 at the Hotel Schroeder in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme was "Rural Social Problems: Their Implications for Libraries." In addition to general sessions, the conference included a presentation on rural social problems and implications for libraries by Lowry Nelson (Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota), a presentation by Essae M. Culver (President-Elect, American Library Association) and Charles H. Brown (Chairman, Third Activities Committee, A.L.A.), a gallery tour of American Humor at the Milwaukee-Downer College Library, banquet speaker Howard Y. McClusky (Assistant to Vice-President in charge of Adult Education, University of Michigan) on the topic of capitalizing a community's resources, and closing session speaker Dr. Max Lerner (Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.).
Jeanne DeMars was a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State University when they began the great conversion of their card catalog to the MARC format via the OCLC union catalog (early 1970s). Shortly thereafter, after getting her master's degree from St. Cloud, Jeanne became the library director at Willmar Community College, began the process of converting from cards to MARC in preparation for their move to the PALS (Project for Automated Library Systems) system, and trained library staff to help with the project. From there Jeanne worked at PALS (program of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities initiated at Mankato State University in 1978) for a number of years before arriving at Traverse des Sioux Library System in Mankato, MN, where she currently works as Assistant Director for Technology Services.
Jeanne DeMars's interview questions focused on the topic of library automation. In the early 1970s, the MARC standard was relatively new, the OCLC union catalog was new (now known as OCLC WorldCat), and projects to convert library card catalogs to machine readable MARC records were just beginning. In her interview, Jeanne also describes searching the OCLC union catalog when it first became available, when PALS (shared union catalog of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) was first rolled out to students and faculty, and other stories about automating library card catalogs. This interview also includes an audio recording, recording table of contents, transcript, and photograph of the interviewee.
Nancy Walton worked in Minnesota, Maryland, California, and Morocco before returning to Minnesota. In Minnesota, she started out at the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (1994-1998), State Library Programs Specialist (1998-2010), and ended her career by serving as State Librarian and Director of State Library Services (2010-2013).
In her interview, she touches on her first experience working in her school library as a member of the Library Club at Minneapolis's Washburn High School to working as a Peace Corp volunteer in Rabat, Morocco (1971-1974), to working within State Library Services. Other topics touched on in her interview include: working in the Ames Collection in Wilson Library (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) next to Minitex staff in 1969; working with Bill DeJohn (Minitex Director, 1984-2012); her role as State Librarian in providing equity of access to information and resources; the 1994 expansion of the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library in Faribault; the 2002 closing of the library for the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning and layoffs of State Library staff; the disbursement of State Library Services professional library collection to St. Catherine University's School of Library and Information Science; the long history of the State Library Services and the Regional Public Library systems in Minnesota, and words of wisdom to library staff today. This interview also includes an audio recording, recording table of contents, transcript, and photograph of the interviewee.
Wendy Pradt Lougee was the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Minnesota from 2002-2020. Prior to that role, over a period of 20 years, she held several positions at the University of Michigan, including Director of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library and Associate Director of the University Library for Digital Library Services. In this interview, Lougee traces her career path in Academic Libraries up to her latest role as University Librarian at the University of Minnesota. While at the University of Michigan Lougee put together the team that birthed JSTOR in the mid-1990s, a digital platform for accessing academic journals, which led to launching several other new digital projects and publishing projects. Lougee discusses the national organizations and boards she served on over the course of her career such as the Research Libraries Group, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources, the Association of Research Libraries, HathiTrust, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Other topics discussed include: working with Minitex; colleagues that made an impact on Lougee's work such as Dick Dougherty, Dan Atkins, Paul Courant, and Governor Elmer Andersen; the awarding of the National Medal for Libraries and Museums to the University of Minnesota Libraries; and a few future library environment forecasts. This interview also includes an audio recording, transcript, and photograph of the interviewee.
Volume 5, number 9 of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) newsletter was published in October, 1978. Topics include: minutes from the September MLA Board meeting, MLA members asked to cast new ballots, MLA membership figures, an upcoming idea exchange, upcoming humanities planning meetings, job announcements, Academic and Research Division of MLA annual meeting speakers, results of postcard survey about Midwest Federation of Library Associations attendance by the membership, a registration form to attend an upcoming workshop on library service to teenagers, changes to the calendar "Educational Events," MLA members quoted in censorship Star Tribune article, an invitation to attend a talk by Henriette Avram from the Library of Congress, an insert of the quarterly publication Educational Events," a save the date for the MLA spring conference, changes to the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting, proceedings of an ALA program on reference service statistics, a summary of the Minnesota Governor's Pre-White House Conference on Library and Information Services, MLA subunit and division event announcements and summaries, an upcoming book week program at the University of Minnesota, and a calendar of upcoming library community events.