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Event planning is hard, especially when unexpected things happen. It is also fun and rewarding when things go right. Either way it is definitely worth all the work because it is still, even in our iGeneration, the best way to learn, connect with colleagues, and have fun. One of the main purposes for me to… Read More »
The NNLM Professional Development Award made it possible for me to attend Pure Information, the 2017 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Ypsilanti, MI. The event was held from Saturday, October 14-Monday, October 16 at the Marriott at Eagle Crest. As part of the award, I had the opportunity to take the class Data Management for Librarians,… Read More »
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In late July 2017, 66 science librarians gathered together from across the United States at Michigan State University for a 2.5-day science boot camp. Organized around session themes of Sports Research & Kinesiology, Biogeochemistry & Ecology, and Agriculture and Natural Resources the Boot Camp featured MSU faculty members discussing their research in engaging and understandable… Read More »
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On Thursday, October 27, University of North Dakota medical librarian Erika (Fischer) Johnson gave a presentation at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) annual conference. (List of 2016 ARSL Presentations) The presentation was entitled “Take the ‘ick’ out of Med-ick-al Reference Questions.” This presentation was one of the outreach activities made possible by the partnership… Read More »
The Minnesota State Fair, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” is one of the most popular late summer destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 2 million guests annually over the twelve days leading up to and through Labor Day. One fun aspect about the fair is how many foods can be… Read More »