Minnesota Digital Library Focus Groups

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.


The Minnesota Digital Library is undertaking an evaluation of the digital practices of our contributing and like organizations statewide to see how we might serve you better as we move forward into our second decade.

A statewide survey is being conducted through the month of March to learn about the many digital activities currently underway in Minnesota, and to determine where some gaps might be. The results of this survey will inform the discussion in four focus groups scheduled to take place in April.

Digitization consultants Liz Bishoff and Tom Clareson will conduct the focus groups to solicit feedback from all types of cultural heritage institutions in different parts of the state. What they learn from these sessions will be compiled and used to build a plan for future collaborative digitization activities. We want the work with the focus groups to provide an opportunity for us to hear from you. What are we doing right? What needs improvement? Your participation is important as we plan for the future and how better to serve your needs.

Four focus group sessions will be held:

- April 14: Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- April 14: Rm. 308, Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- April 15: James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- April 16: Gold Room, Duluth Public Library, Duluth, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

As there is limited space available for each focus group session, we’re asking that no more than 1-2 staff per institution attend a particular focus group session.

For further information on these sessions, or if you have questions, contact Jolie Graybill at 612-624-6787 or jog@umn.edu.

Who Should Attend?

Minnesota Reflections contributors or other cultural heritage organization staff.