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About Reference Services

We provide the following core services to all libraries across the state of Minnesota:

  • Instruction on and support for eLibrary Minnesota (ELM) resources and the ELM Portal
  • Reference Notes newsletter

Instruction

We provide a number of opportunities throughout the year for library staff to strengthen their knowledge and skills in using eLibrary Minnesota databases. We're also available to schedule workshops on-site.

If it's online instruction you're interested in, check out our current webinar offerings and archived webinars. If you'd like us to visit your library and deliver a presentation or hands-on workshop, please fill out our instruction request form.

Communication

Follow our newsletter, Reference Notes. You can also check out the libraries we've visited and on-site instruction locations. To see more of Reference Outreach & Instruction on the road, browse our albums on Flickr.

Funding

Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction is supported in part by an LSTA grant from Minnesota Department of Education/State Library Services.

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