Come by the Education Building at the MN State Fair today and you’ll find me hanging out with computers and librarians, at the Try Cool Tools @ Your Library booth, sponsored by the MN Digital Library, Minitex, and the U of M libraries. We’ll be demoing Minnesota Reflections*, ELM databases, where you can access fulltext newspapers and magazines, the MNLink Gateway, by which one can access items from most libraries in Minnesota, MyHealthMinnesota GoLocal, connecting folks to health information and resources, and the Research Project Calculator. While you’re at the Fair, stop by the Creative Activities building and take a look at my lovely okra pickles. Anyway, I’ll be at the booth from 3-9. Come by, say hello, and try out the Cool Tools!
*the HCMC History Museum photos are up! Go look at them on Minnesota Reflections!
Update: One of the best parts about this experience was having people come up to me to express their love and admiration for “you librarians.” Folks don’t really get the warm fuzzies for historians, or museum people in general, in the same way they do for librarians. Nice to have some of that reflected goodwill.