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Friday, October 12 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Connect and Collaborate!: Getting to Know MN Regional Library Systems

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Become a more informed library advocate: learn the fundamentals of Minnesota library systems and structures. Develop a deeper understanding of how Minnesota libraries are funded, organized, and governed. Decipher library jargon like "Minimum Level of Support" and "Maintenance of Effort." Discuss the similarities and differences between federated and consolidated regional public library systems. Learn how federal, state, and local library support translates into local library services. Understand how Minnesota law ensures access to library services for all.

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Karen Pundsack

Executive Director, Great River Regional Library
Karen Pundsack is Executive Director at Great River Regional Library, a six-county consolidated regional public library system headquartered in St. Cloud. She has worked in Minnesota public libraries for over 20 years and in library administration for 13 years. She is a St. Cloud... Read More →
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Mollie Stanford

Regional Librarian, Arrowhead Library System
Mollie Stanford is the Regional Librarian at Arrowhead Library System with a focus on youth services and training. Passionate about breaking down barriers and providing access to services, Mollie works with library staff of all types on literacy support, programming, space evaluation... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am CDT