SELCO Announces “Sharing Between Friends” Workshop for Library Friends and Staff

share.jpgSoutheastern Libraries Coordinating (SELCO) invites Minnesota library staff, Friends, trustees and Board Members to kick off the summer together with a special day-long workshop in Rochester.

If you are available, please join keynote presenter Chris Olson, Director of MELSA and former Minnesota Library Association of Friends President, at SELCO Headquarters from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.

The agenda is built around synergy. After a morning keynote, attendees will share with each other through a combination of idea sharing modules, planning discussions, and Q&As. All pertinent topics are eligible for discussion, from fundraising, to programming, to legal issues.

Because of the collaborative nature of “Sharing Between Friends,” participants are strongly encouraged to come prepared with one or two best practices or programs to share with the group.

Complete itinerary:

  • Registration & Refreshments: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
  • Keynote Presentation by Chris Olson: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Catered Lunch: 11:30-12:15 p.m. 
  • Sharing of Best Practices and Programming Ideas: 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Wrap-up, Q&As, and Small Group Planning Discussions: 2:15-3:00 p.m.

The workshop is free, but there is a $10 fee to cover the cost of lunch. (Registrants will be invoiced upon registration) Click here to register. Please do so by Friday, June 14. Can’t make it? Don’t worry! All program ideas will be recorded and posted to the SELCO website after the workshop.

SELCO is one of Minnesota's 12 regional public library systems. The membership is comprised of a federation of locally autonomous public libraries and 11 counties. This unique blend of rural and urban members presents challenges and surprises in meeting the diverse needs of the consortium members and the patrons served by the libraries.