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.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.