On March 17 Sara Ring and Mark Wilhelmi visited the Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud, MN. The Library is the headquarters for a group of 32 libraries across five counties in central Minnesota; all the cataloging, ILL, acquisitions, and collection development for the network is done there. It also serves as the public library for St. Cloud.
Sara and Mark met with Mic Golden and Chris Getz (both from Technical Services) to discuss upcoming changes in Minitex’s relationship with OCLC. They also talked about OCLC services—particularly, Bibliographic Notification and WorldCat Cataloging Partners. They had a lively, friendly discussion, and then Mic and Chris took them on a tour of their brand new building which is quite spacious and full of light. The large, colorful children’s area was particularly impressive. There’s also a café, some lovely artwork in the entrance-way, and even a time-capsule.
Here's the front of the library in the shape of an open book.
In the entrance . . .
First Floor Information
Children's Play Area
Children's Stained Glass Window