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MALF Newsletter - Spring 2011

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The Association published its quarterly newsletter last week.  We are excited about the direction we are taking and hope that you will share your suggestions and comments with us.

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Rochester Friends and Friends' Bookstore

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This entry, written by Friends of the Rochester Public Library PastPresident, Shirley Edmonson, itemizes the work this group has done.  MALF congratulates this award-winning member of the Association for its strong support of libraries.

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Friends of the Rochester Public Library - Very successful book sale!

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Every year the Friends’ Bookstore donates their yearly profits to the library. This year business was doing so well in the bookstore, they were able to donate $52,000!

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Two Minnesota Institutions Join Forces to Bolster Jobseekers

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UI and MELSA team up to improve UI services

DEED’s Unemployment Insurance Division (UI) and the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) hosted a webinar titled “Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact on Your Library Customers” on Jan. 27.  Nearly 300 library staff from across the nation participated in the training session.

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Baker & Taylor - National Friends of the Library Award - Apply now!

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PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to Friends of the Library groups. Applications are due May 2, 2011.

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Gov. Dayton proclaims March 3rd "Minnesota Talking Book Awareness Day"

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Please take a moment to read Governor Dayton’s proclamation, which highlights the important services State Services for the Blind provides to Minnesotans through our Communication Center and in coordination with the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library.

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