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Register for the 2024 Enhancing Quality Staff (EQS) Symposium!

The 28th EQS Symposium will take place on May 30, 2024 at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Enhancing Quality Staff symposium provides a forum for library paraprofessional and support staff to learn about a range of timely professional topics, share ideas and experiences with peers, enhance skills with continuing education, and work toward personal well being.

It is a wonderful opportunity to learn and to connect with colleagues from across the library community.



The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) with registration and a welcome and keynote presentations, followed by breakout sessions. Attendees choose between 20-plus sessions throughout the day. A box lunch and refreshments will be provided. The symposium will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Check back soon for the full schedule!

Planning Committee

  • Jennie Burroughs, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Bill Pederson, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Dana Kocienda, Minitex
  • Izzy Shinn, Minitex
  • J. Corey Buckner, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Ji Kim, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Josh Borreson, Minitex
  • Katie Miller, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Kit Katz, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Lindsey Brooks, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Patricia Izek, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Zach Fannin, University of Minnesota Libraries


If you have questions, contact the planning committee at

Code of Conduct

EQS attendees are required to abide by the University of Minnesota Code of Conduct. EQS seeks a variety of opinions, voices, and perspectives at our symposium. We encourage participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We strive to create an inclusive and respectful experience, inviting diverse perspectives and opinions.

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