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Minitex News articles tagged with "50th Anniversary" (13):


Minitex Memories: Expanding delivery to include Little Free Libraries

Apr 1, 2021

In 50 years of service to libraries, Minitex has never shied from a challenge. Minitex's groundbreaking delivery service to Little Free Libraries launched four years ago today, enabling library patrons to borrow books from 50,000 Little Free Libraries in more than 70 countries. In theory, at least.
A word search puzzle with the title "50th Anniversary Word Search." The words to find are Interlibrary, Ebooks, Cataloging, MNLINK, Teletype, Delivery, ASKMN, Serials, Experiment, and Digital.

50th Anniversary Word Search

Apr 1, 2021

We've created a word search puzzle to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Minitex! Can you find all of the words?
A photograph of downtown Preston, Minnesota.

Minitex Memories: Research and reading opportunities at a rural elementary school

Mar 25, 2021

Jill Eerdmans of Preston, Minnesota, shares how Minitex services benefit her rural school district.
A photograph of the lift bridge in Duluth, Minnesota at dusk.

Minitex Memories: Supporting the education of all Minnesotans

Mar 19, 2021

Lake Superior College librarian Bridget Reistad recalls how eLibrary Minnesota has contributed to the success of her students over the past 20 years.
A photograph of Old Main at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Minitex Memories: Barbara Fister finds a portal to the library collections of the world

Mar 12, 2021

In the early '90s, when Barbara Fister needed resources to complete a book about women writers from the non-Western world, Minitex services made her "small undergraduate library a portal to the library collections of the world."
Texas Instruments Silent 700 Teletype machine

Documenting Minitex: New photographs added to Minitex MDL collection

Mar 5, 2021

For our 50th Anniversary, in addition to celebrating together, one of our goals is to make sure we also document our organizational history. To that end, we have enhanced our existing Minitex digital collection in the Minnesota Digital Library with photographs to help illustrate the programs, services, and stories mentioned in the oral history project recordings.
A map of Powderhorn Park with a blue overlay and the Minitex 50th Anniversary logo.

Digital Swag for the Minitex 50th Anniversary

Mar 5, 2021

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with new graphics, available to download on the Minitex 50th Anniversary page!
A 1985 photograph of the exterior of the Minneapolis Central Library.

Minitex Memories: Answering reference questions in the '80s

Feb 26, 2021

Minitex staff journeyed by foot and by bus to find the resources they needed to answer reference questions.
The Minitex "Celebrating 50 Years" logo above the names of the fifteen libraries that participated in the pilot phase.

The MINITEX pilot project: Alice Wilcox and 15 libraries

Feb 19, 2021

On July 24, 1970, Alice Wilcox issued the MINITEX Pilot Project Report. In the report's recommendations, she wrote, "it is in the public interest to provide access to the major bibliographic collections for all citizens with information needs." Without the 15 libraries that participated, the pilot project could never have succeeded.
A vintage illustration of a winged messenger set in the foreground of a blazing sun.

The first Minitex Messenger

Feb 12, 2021

The initial design for the Minitex Messenger was created by Mary Mortenson in 1971. Inspired by the artwork of Peter Max, Mortenson's design was featured in black-and-white outline on the earliest issues of the Minitex Messenger print newsletter.