Coronavirus Updates

3/18/2020 Refund Update

Dear LibTech 2020 Registrants,

Thank you for your patience as we have been working through the details involved with cancelling the conference. We have determined that all participants will receive a full refund of their registration fees as soon as possible. We plan to process all refunds by March 30. Registrants will receive a confirmation email from when our processing is complete. 

  • Fees paid by credit card will be refunded to the card that was used to make the payment. The credit will appear on the cardholder’s statement within 5 business days of the receipt of the email by the Lib Tech participant. We did not collect emails of cardholders, so please forward your refund confirmation email to the cardholder if you did not pay your own fees.
  • Fees paid by check will be refunded to the person or organization listed on the original check. Checks should arrive 7-10 days after your receipt of the email.
  • Fees paid through Minitex have already been returned to the institution’s Minitex funds on account.

For questions, please contact

Thank you,

Beth Hillemann, Jacki Betsworth, and Aaron Albertson.

LibTech Conference 2020 is Canceled

To all LibTech 2020 participants,

After thoughtful consultation with partners on and off campus, the LibTech 2020 leadership team has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s conference. We did not come by this decision easily. We really wanted the conference to happen and be a success. However, given the many very reasonable concerns individuals and institutions are having about the COVID-19 virus, we feel it is in the best interest of everyone that we do not hold the conference. It is very important to us that everyone does their best to stay healthy and safe for the sake of themselves and others. We hope our decision will allow you time to amend your plans accordingly.

Macalester College will proactively reimburse conference registration fees for all participants. The details of the reimbursement process are being worked out, and we will update all of you within the week. You are responsible for cancelling your hotel and airfare or other travel arrangements. Scholarship recipients and keynotes, your hotel reservations have already been cancelled. If you would like to retain your Sheraton booking at the Sheraton, please contact Lynn Williams directly at 612-821-7604.

The Library Carpentry pre-conference has also been cancelled. We expect to provide full refunds for the pre-conference, but will follow-up with more details as soon as possible.

We do not know yet if we will be able to offer any alternative options, such as a virtual conference, in the future. This will be discussed at a later date and we may contact you to find out your interest.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you.

Aaron Albertson, Beth Hillemann, & Jacki Betsworth