SELS 2 in 1 Workshop

Seward Memorial Library, February 22, 9:45-3:00

Reader’s Advisory, 10-12

How do you best go about recommending books to library patrons? Becky will go over the Reader’s Advisory interview, talk about advance preparation, and cover “elements of appeal.” Activities and scenarios  will be part of this interactive workshop, including a discussion of resources that are free and easily available to help with the process of Reader’s Advisory.

Free Lunch for those attending both workshops, 12-1

Weeding, 1-3

Do you find it hard to make time for weeding? Becky will make it clear just how important weeding is, and the workshop will include a skit and some great discussion questions to keep you from nodding off in the afternoon.

Presenter: Becky Heil (Iowa State Library)

On the registration form you can choose both workshops, or you can select one of the two. Going to both means you also get free lunch!

Register at http://bit.ly/TwoinOne for this free workshop!

This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

 

“Libraries Rock:” Summer Reading Workshop

Libraries Rock
Get started thinking about and planning your 2018 Summer Reading Program at this year’s SELS Summer Reading Workshop on December 1st! Join us at the Walt Branch Library in Lincoln and enjoy the company of your peers. Below is an outline of the day as it is currently planned:

10:00 – 10:50 Summer Reading Book Reviews: Sally Snyder
11:00—11:50 Engaging Teens: Rachelle McPhillips
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Networking
1:30 – 2:30 Dave Marsh, “Music from Around the World”
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:00 Musical Events and the HN process
3:00-3:30 Activities and Craft Ideas

This workshop is FREE. Lunch is on your own at nearby eateries.

Register at http://bit.ly/LibrariesRock

This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Nonprofit Workshop for Libraries

Money
Members of Friends of Library organizations, Library Foundations, and Library Boards, as well as Library Directors, Library Staff, and those looking to set up a library nonprofit are invited to join us on November 9th for this special workshop at Seward Memorial Library.

10:00-10:20 Registration

10:25 Introductions

10:30-12:00 Nonprofit Basics for Libraries with Max Rodenburg
Having a certified non-profit organization to support your library can help in many ways. Topics for this session include why you should pursue 501(c)3 status, what that entails, and what you have to do to continue that status….

12:05 – 12:55 Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 1:50 Libraries, Raffles, and More… with Brian Rockey
Brian will explain in this workshop how library nonprofits should handle charitable gaming events which they use for fundraising purposes.

2:00 – 2:45 Sales Tax, Other Issues, and Questions
Did you know that in certain situations, a Friends of the Library organization or Library Foundation must collect sales tax? These types of situations will be examined, and there will be time to ask questions.

Please register for this free workshop at https://goo.gl/forms/EKXqlsjD2HwkjaBs2

This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Aged to Perfection on April 27

Aged to Perfection will be held at the Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery in Ashland, Nebraska in the Tasting Room Art Gallery.

5:30 – 6:00 – Social Time & Antique check-in
6:00 – 6:30 – Dinner (Sub sandwich, chips, salads & desserts. All drink purchases are on your own.)
6:30 – 8:00 – Informational/Appraisal Program by Tom Bassett

$20 for SELS Friend members
$25 for non-members

The Art Gallery is upstairs in a historic building – no elevator access available. All attendees may bring up to 3 antiques to be appraised.

Find out more information or register.

CANCELLED: Watch Party for “Big Talk from Small Libraries”

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATCH IT ON YOUR OWN, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE FIRST LINK BELOW. ALSO, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A WATCH PARTY FOR THE ARCHIVED VERSION OF THE WEBINAR AT A FUTURE DATE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

Southeast Library System and Seward Memorial Library are hosting a watch party for the Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference on February 24 between 8:45 and and 5:00 pm. You could watch from your desk (in that case go to the official registration page). Or you can join with others in watching the conference. If you register here you will help give us a count for those expected to attend at Seward Memorial Library. Bring your lunch and favorite snacks, or chip in for pizza. We will forward your CE information to the Nebraska Library Commission.

Also, if another library in a different part of the system would like to host a showing, go for it!

Database Roadshow on February 17th


Have you not yet had a chance to learn all the ins and outs of Nebraska’s still relatively new database package? Or do you need a refresher? If so, then this workshop is for you. You will also earn 5 CE through your participation. Presenters are Susan Knisely and Allana Novotny.
The location is Ashland Public Library. Scheduled begin is 9:30 am and the ending time is 3:30 pm. Lunch is on your own. The workshop is free, but it is limited to 20 participants. You may register at http://bit.ly/NebraskAccess.
This activity is supported with funding from the State of Nebraska and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

2017 One Book One Nebraska Book Kit Available Now

black-elkBlack Elk Speaks is the pick for the 2017 One Book One Nebraska. The story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people, offers readers much more than a glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres and generations.
For more information about this book kit, as well as our many other book kits, visit our book kit page.