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Minitex staff journeyed by foot and by bus to find the resources they needed to answer reference questions.

A 1985 photograph of the exterior of the Minneapolis Central Library.

Text courtesy of Kathy Smith, former Minitex employee.

I worked at MINITEX from 1982-87. I was in the reference section. At that time, to answer reference questions from libraries around Minnesota and the neighboring states, we walked or bussed to the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Minneapolis Public Library, and the Minnesota History Center. Before I left MINITEX, we were transitioning to more computer use for reference. It was a fun and challenging job with a great group of co-workers.

It has been interesting to see all the programs MINITEX has developed over the years. It was an honor to work there. Congratulations on 50 years!

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Written by

Zach Miller
Head of Communications