Wouldn’t it be incredible if this really is the future of how we use and share electronic information?
September 23, 9:00 – 4:00
Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College, Norfolk
Sessions include Balancing Life and Libraries in Support of Excellence, Social Media in Libraries, E-Readers 101, Reaching Out to your Spanish-Speaking Patrons, The Recipe for Library Success, and Talk Tables.
Lunch will be a delicious bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloin with salad, seasoned vegetables and red potatoes, plus excellent desserts.
There will be a silent auction for 2 iPods, a Creative Zen mp3 player, a Rocket eBook Reader, a set of 14 Playaways, and two 4-drawer file cabinets.
There will also be a “FREE” table, so if you have any unwanted items you’d like to offer to other libraries, please feel free to bring them.
As always, the AccuCut machine and dies will be available and you’ll be able to browse some of our professional books and videos for checkout.
Registration forms can be found in the latest issue of the Straight Talk newsletter, or you can click here to download the form.
Please call the office if you have any questions and we hope to see you there!
Northeast Community College, Norfolk
September 29, 9:00—5:00 (Central Time)
ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point will bring together public libraries, academic libraries, and school libraries (K-12) in a day-long virtual conference environment. The day will include keynote presentations and panel discussions on the evolving concept of the book in a digital world and will keep participants future-focused and actively engaged in visioning and assuring an exciting role for libraries. For complete event information, please visit www.ebook-summit.com.
If you’d like to participate in this Virtual Summit with a group of interested local librarians, you can join us at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk on September 29 from 9:00—5:00. This event is generously sponsored by Northeast Community College and is offered at no cost to participants.
Please contact the NELS Office to register or click here to register online.
Bridging the Gender Gap: Enticing Boys to Books by presenter Carole Fiore.
September 14th, 9:00 – 4:00
Aurora Public Library
We all know a librarian we love – why not nominate them for this award?
Nominations are now open for the 2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
Up to ten librarians will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to the awards ceremony and reception in New York City in December 2010.
Guidelines are available and nominations may be submitted at the I Love Libraries Web site.
You can now find all our Professional Books available for loan on LibraryThing! If you’re already a LibraryThing user, then I don’t need to tell you how great this site is. If you’ve never tried it before, I encourage you to check it out! Take the tour on the site to see all the great things you can do there.
Librarians and trustees that have not attended the annual NLA/NEMA Conference in the last three years are eligible for several scholarships.
The NLA/NEMA Conference and several Pre-Conference events will be held October 13-15 in Grand Island. See the program and pre-conference listings here.
A recent study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, done for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, reported the following information:
Approximately four out of every five households (81%) in Nebraska has Internet service.
Older persons, persons with lower household incomes, persons with lower education levels, households without children, and households in the nonmetropolitan areas of the state are the groups less likely to have Internet service in their home.
Just over three‐quarters (76%) of Nebraska households have broadband service.
Similar to Internet access, the groups less likely to have broadband service include: older persons, persons with lower incomes, persons with lower education levels, and households without children.
Persons living in metropolitan areas are more likely than persons living in nonmetropolitan areas to have broadband. Eighty‐three percent of persons living in the Omaha area and 81 percent of persons living in the Lincoln area have broadband. In comparison, 56 percent of persons living in the Central Nebraska area have broadband.
Are you interested in having an Early Literacy Station in your library? These powerful – and adorable – computers from AWE are truly kid-tested and librarian-approved. If you’d like to see one and get some hands-on play time, join us at the Wayne Public Library on August 24th at 10:00 a.m. We’ll have a demo by Linda Mavrinac from AWE and she’ll have plenty of time to answer any questions you might have.
See our calendar page for the registration form – or just send me an email to let me know you’ll be there. This event is free and is worth 1 CE hour.