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Thursday, March 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MnSpin--Free Local Music!

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Just blocks from First Avenue, in the midst of Minnesota’s thriving music scene, Hennepin County Library has engaged the community and brought non-traditional users to our libraries by creating MnSpin--music from unique, diverse Minnesota musicians covering all the genres in our collection. MnSpin offers music that you won’t find on Spotify or iTunes. It’s curated by local experts in our music scene with support from library staff and can be downloaded by card holders or streamed by anyone, anywhere. As an added value, we offer financial support to artists by paying them for their work.

In this session, we’ll discuss how MnSpin came to be: originating the project, forming a team, working with our vendor, learning workflow, reaching out to musicians, conducting community engagement, selecting a jury, applying for a trademark, doing publicity, and going live.

You’ll learn about what we did wrong, what we did right and how make a project like MnSpin work at your library.


Francine Alt-Greene

IT PM, Hennepin County Library
I work for Hennepin County Library as a IT PM and have worked in libraries for many year.
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Christine Clifford

Selector, Hennepin County Library
Senior Librarian and Selector for Hennepin County Library. Responsibilities include music and movies in all formats for all audiences and management of the Handling department. Member of the MnSpin team.

Shannon Crary

Senior Librarian, Collection Management Services, Hennepin County Library

Jeff Radford

Librarian, Hennepin County Library

Thursday March 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
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