David isn’t happy about leaving Florida and his friends to summer with his crazy grandmother in “Middle -of -Nowhere,” Washington. Arriving at her Intergalactic Bed and Breadfast, he isn’t surprised by its the 60′s meets Star Wars décor, but he is surprised by the weird looking guests. It turns out that each room I n the inn is an off-earth portal and his grandma the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. Grandma desperately needs David’s help monitoring the visitors, shopping for cartloads of aluminum-foil for dinner, and taking rambunctious alien kids, that glow in the dark and look like trees, camping. The problem is, the town sheriff, already suspicious about Granny, is a scout leader camping in the same spot. Will David blow Granny’s cover, forcing the B&B to shout down for good, or will the intergalactic police have to intervene?
This is this years youth One book One Nebraska. This book is for ages 8 and up. The System has ten copies of this book. Contact Shelia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-578-1014 to reserve this book set.
NELS has three scholarships available for this year’s ARSL conference September 26-28 in Omaha. The scholarship covers the conference registration, breakfast and lunch, and hotel.
Any library staff are eligible to attend.
To be eligible, you must not have received an NELS scholarship in the past three years.
Applications are due back to the office by June 14.
Feel free to contact Sarah if you have any questions about the conference or the application.
2013 ARSL scholarship app
The next Target meeting will be May 31 from 1-4 in Hartington. Our discussion topics will be Facebook strategies and passive programming. Please either register on the calendar or send Sarah and email if you plan on attending.
Applications are now open for this year’s Leadership Institute. It will be held August 5-9 at the St. Benedict Retreat Center in Schuyler.
For more detailed information, see the flyer below:
If you would like to apply, please contact Sarah at email@example.com to get a copy of the application form.
Kyle Wiseman will be offering an opportunity for you to view a tour of the Freegal site and ask questions about the service on Thursday, May 2nd, at 11:00 AM (Central Time). You need not register for the 45-minute webinar.
Please follow the instructions below to join:
Email: please enter a valid email address
The webinar will be recorded to view at a later time if you cannot attend the live session.
Polk has joined Nebraska Libraries on the Web. It’s just gotten started, so check back often to see what new things are coming.
Check them out at http://libraries.ne.gov/polk
Inside you’ll find information about a new database called Zinio, book reviews, suggestions for handling what can often be difficult or challenging situations with patrons, and much more.
Read the newsletter here.
Freegal contains over three million songs, new and old. The largest part of the collection is from Sony Music Entertainment and the rest is currently made up of independent labels. New songs are added regularly.
With Freegal, each registered patron may download up to three song titles per week, DRM-free. That means that they never have to be returned or deleted, yet every song is still available to your other patrons. If your ILS does not support patron authentication, Library Ideas will handle authentication for you.
The subscription fee is based on annual circulation statistics. Depending on the number of libraries that participate, a discount may come into effect. Three libraries currently subscribe which will be counted toward the discount opportunity.
12 libraries = 10% discount
15 libraries = 15% discount
20 libraries = 20% discount
30 libraries = 25% discount
40 libraries = 30% discount
60 libraries = 40% discount
80 libraries = 45% discount
This offer (base price and discounts) is good through June 15, 2013.
If you have any questions about prices, the service or the collection, or are interested in ordering, please contact Kyle Wiseman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-820-1336
If you have questions about Freegal from a user perspective, contact Sarah at email@example.com or 402-564-1586.
Central Community College is offering three Library and Information Science classes this summer: Foundations of Library and Information Services, Reference Resources and Services, and Library and Information Services Capstone Practicum.
Check out the flyer below for more information about each of the classes
LIS Summer 2013
Neligh has several upcoming programs next month. Two of them are sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and relate to life in the 1930′s. The third are two, same-day eBook workshops which Sarah, Director of NELS will be facilitating.
April 4: Nebraska Farm Families During the Depression
April 11: Woody Guthrie: Re-envisioning 1930′s America
April 23: eBook Workshop