Minitex staff were very pleased to receive a “Special Recognition for Excellence” award from the 2017 Minnesota eLearning Summit.
Matt Lee accepted the award that called out Mary Parker, Matt Lee, Valerie Horton, MN Office of Higher Education, and University of Minnesota Libraries. The plaque states, “Given to organizations or individuals who through their work, construct or reflect an extraordinary impact on teaching and learning”. The nomination text highlighted Minitex programs ELM, MNLINK, and Ebooks MN. It acknowledged how these resources support Minnesotans regardless of economic status or location, and it provided examples of how Minitex resources support K-12 students, post-secondary/graduate students, and lifelong learners. As she presented the award, Lesley Blicker of Minnesota State's Educational Innovations office referred to the award as a lifetime achievement award. She acknowledged Minitex's long-standing support for teachers and students statewide, and our long-standing involvement in the MN Learning Commons.