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  • Monday, October 30, 2023
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • FREE
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The 2023 Minitex Technical Services Symposium theme is Creating a Sustainable Future in Technical Services

Date and Location

Monday, October 30, 2023
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102


Registration is free and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and access to recordings.

Program Description
See the full program details in Sched at the bottom of the page. After registering, you will be invited to Sched to have access to the full program and other features.


8:45   -  Registration
9:15   -  Welcome and Keynote
11:00 -  Breakout sessions
12:00 -  Lunch
1:00   -  Breakout sessions
2:00   -  Breakout sessions
3:00   -  Wrap Up
3:30   -  End

Keynote Speakers

Tricia MacKenzie and Kim Edwards, co-editors of the book Telling the Technical Services Story, are going to be keynote speakers at this year's Symposium. These long-time friends and colleagues (at George Mason University Library) enjoy traveling and presenting together. If you would like to preview some of what they have to say, you can listen to their interview on Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show


If you have questions, contact planning committee co-chairs Elissah Becknell (Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex) and Sara Ring (Continuing Education Librarian), at

About the Symposium

The Minitex Technical Services Symposium is a conference for technical services practitioners and related staff. Conference attendees will learn from peers and leaders in the field, build and maintain connections with others, and enhance the technical services work done in libraries. A planning committee representative of all types of libraries selects the Symposium theme that explores a topic or issue of interest to the community. Past themes have included linked data; diversity, equity, and inclusion in technical services; and activism and ethics in technical services. The conference takes place every odd year.

This year, the Symposium is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States.

Planning Committee

  • Lizzy Baus
    Macalester College
  • Elissah Becknell (Co-Chair)
  • Kate Clayborne
    Hennepin County Library
  • Cathy Coats
    University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Jill Holman
  • Keri Ostby
    Rochester Public Library
  • Emilirose Rasmusson
    Marshall Lyon County Library
  • Sara Ring (Co-Chair)
    Minitex (Minneapolis, MN)


Icon with trees growing from a plugged in Earth to represent Symposium theme: Creating a Sustainable Future in Technical Services