As part of the Minitex 40th Anniversary celebration (July 2011-June 2012), we are interviewing library staff in the region to help tell the story of Minitex and participating libraries. These oral interviews also capture the voice and experience of some of Minnesota's library innovators. Along the way we will be interviewing former and current Minitex staff. Access the new content on the Minitex Oral History Project webpage.
If you visit the Oral History Project webpage now, you can hear from the following individuals:
- Bill DeJohn, Minitex Director (1984 to present)
- Suzanne Mahmoodi, Continuing Education Coordinator, Library Development and Services, Minnesota Department of Education (1978-1991)
- Mary Rae Oxborrow, Reference/ILL Librarian, Plum Creek Library System, (1981-2011) and Minitex Staff, (1969-1980)
- Mary Treacy, Director, Metronet (1981-1999)
- Charlene Mason, Minitex Interim Director (1983/1984) and University of Minnesota Libraries (1976-2001)
- Bill Asp, Minnesota State Librarian (1975-1996)
- Doris Ott, North Dakota State Librarian (2002-2010)
- Mike Kathman, Director of Libraries, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University (1980-2006)
Once you click through to an interviewee webpage, you will find a short biographical summary and topics discussed in the interview, an index that lists the questions asked of the interviewee and the approximate time the questions were asked in the recording, a streaming audio version of the recording, and an option to download the recording to listen to on your media player (e.g. iTunes, Windows Media Player).
More interviews will be added throughout the year and we will highlight them through various Minitex communication channels. If you have questions or comments related to the project, contact Sara Ring, Minitex.