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The Minitex Connect 2024 conference will be held on Tuesday, May 14, in person at the Brooklyn Park branch of Hennepin Technical College.

While previous year’s conferences have included a wide array of programming, this year’s conference will be focused on resource sharing and adjacent services. Sessions will focus on the new MNLINK software, launching on April 30. A separate track will be offered for library staff not directly involved with MNLINK, including administrators, public services staff, and ILS technology staff. If you provide interlibrary loan services at your library, or are interested in any aspect of resource sharing, please join us to learn more about what’s happening in interlibrary loan and beyond.

Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be included in the registration fee.

Conference Schedule:

8:45 - 9:15 AM Check In and Refreshments 

9:15 - 9:30 AM Welcome


Room 1: MNLINK

Room 2: Resource Sharing

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote: Reflections on the conversation between technology and libraries: Sebastian Hammer

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 

Session 1

Interlibrary Loan with ReShare: Debra Denault

The Future is Here: Navigating the tech landscape

11:45 - 12:45 LUNCH (Taco bar)
11:45 - 12:45 MNLINK Operations Committee Working Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Session 2

Using VuFind for patrons and public services staff: Debra Denault

Resource Sharing & Delivery in Minnesota: The big picture

1:45 - 2:00 BREAK

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 3

 Accessibility, Translation, and Languages other than English in eLibraryMN Databases and Ebooks Minnesota

ILLuminating Conversation: Hot topics in Interlibrary Loan 

3:00 - 3:15 Wrap-up and MNLINK cookies!

Minitex Connect 2024
Staff contact
Gerri Moeller

Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Delivery