Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Session Ends

Another successful session ended on July 24th, 2009. The LRTC was a busy place, with students doing research papers and other course work on the computers. We had students in again this week checking their grades, and another orientation session as well.
The announcement went out to your email accounts, but worth mentioning here as well, the LRTC WILL BE CLOSED FOR FALL SEMESTER PREPARATIONS THE WEEK OF AUGUST 10-14. Please plan accordingly so you don't come in and find you can't use the LRTC.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tax Dollars at Work for You!

The State of Minnesota funds the services we offer in the LRTC for your research needs.
This legislative session, the following appropriations were approved:

Subdivision 8. Electronic library for Minnesota (ELM). This section appropriates $900,000 each year for statewide licenses to online databases selected in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for school media centers, public libraries, state government agency libraries, and public or private college or university libraries.
Subd. 17. MnLINK Gateway and Minitex. Appropriates $6.031 million each year for MnLINK, the Minnesota Library Information Network and Minitex, a publicly supported network of academic, public, state government, and special libraries working to improve library service.

This legislation and the resulting access to special databases and cooperative services allow all types of Minnesota libraries to provide services at a much lower annual cost than if each library was acting and operating alone.