The Minnesota State Library Advisory Council advises the State Library Services office of the Department of Education in planning, development and evaluation of library services for all persons in the State of Minnesota and provided by all types of libraries.
The council is representative of all Congressional Districts and provides opportunities for communication with the library community and the residents served by the libraries. It is positioned to recommend appropriate policies and programs based on citizen input. In addition, the Council advises on the priorities of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants. Councilors promote statewide activities and advocate for quality library services.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.