• 03/22/2018 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you couldn't join us on March 20 for the Twitter chat on weeding and inventory, take a moment to review the archive.

  • 02/23/2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Library Legislative Day is just around the corner! Check out the discussion from the latest Twitter chat.

  • 01/25/2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Every day is a good day to advocate for libraries, and Library Legislative Day is fast approaching (March 6)! But whether you have your representative on speed dial or you've never contacted a legislator before, there are a lot of things to learn on this new site. Find out about our 2018 platform and key messages, this year's Legislative Day (both live and virtual!), how to get legislative updates, and more. Check it out now!

  • 01/19/2018 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Books, books and more books! Read all about it! 

  • 01/07/2018 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Because 5 out of 5 Doctors Agree Reading Aloud to Children Supports Brain Development

    Because Today’s Gamer Could Be Tomorrow’s Inventor

    Because 5 Million Students Can’t Access Broadband at Home

    Have you seen statements like this up at your local library or on social media? They’re part of the American Libraries Association Libraries Transform campaign, and they’re designed to increase awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library staff.

    As we prepare to advocate for Minnesota libraries in the coming year, we’re proposing a Minnesota spin on the Libraries Transform initiative, and would like to create several uniquely Minnesota “Because” statements. We’re seeking submissions from library supporters, and these statements can be about the services and value you see in any type of library (public, academic, school, government, and others). Your submissions will be collected and used for virtual library legislative week in Minnesota, March 5-9th, 2018. One lucky winner will receive a large print of your Minnesota Libraries Transform Because statement.

    How to Submit

    • Deadline to submit is Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    • On Twitter, use the hashtag #MnLibrariesTransform

      • Format example: Because audiobooks turn snowy commutes into adventures  

    • Submit online:

    Need ideas? Take a look at the statements that ALA has created:

    More Information

    The contest is sponsored by the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Legislative Working Group and the Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM). More information about library legislative activities in 2018 can be found on the MLA website here:

  • 11/22/2017 8:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you were busy getting ready for the holiday and missed the November Twitter chat, you're in luck - the archive is available at

  • 10/17/2017 8:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you couldn't join us (or would like a refresher), check out the archive from the October Twiter chat about the #AASL Standards refresh at

  • 10/09/2017 8:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 10/03/2017 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Take a moment to look at the Future Ready Librarians handout created by ITEM in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education.

  • 09/20/2017 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please take a moment to review the draft ITEM/MLA 2018 Legislative Platform. The membership will vote on this document at the membership meeting on October 6 at the Fall Conference.

    Draft for Memberships ITEM_MLA 2018 Platform.pdf

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