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
Sarah’s Key by Tatianan de Rosnay – 8 copies
Sarah’s Key follow the story of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in France, who is assigned to complete an article on the Vel’ d’Hiv’ round up in France as well as the story of Sarah, a young girl, who experienced the roundup first hand. The novel explores France’s role in the World War II and shines light on an otherwise scarcely remembered tragedy of the Holocaust. While most novels about the Holocaust delve into its horrors. Sarah’s Key delves into the effects of the Holocaust that are still felt decades later by French. .
Contact Shelia at the system office to check out this set. email@example.com or call the office 800-578-1014.
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.
Andrew Clements “Things not Seen“ tells a story of a 15-year-old boy who discovers that he has turned invisible overnight and becomes determined to take control of the situation and of his own destiny. A great convincing story for ages 10 and up.
The system office has a book set of eight to be checked out. Contact Shelia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 800-578-1014 to check the set out.
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.
The office has three new books.
Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand by Valerie J. Gross. This book focuses on the way we market libraries and how to dispel some of the misconceptions about libraries. It’s broken down into two sections – “The What and the Why” and “Implementation – The How”. The chapter on strategic planning could be a great resource for the new accreditation standards that will be released soon.
Librarian’s Guide to Passive Programming: Easy and Affordable Activities for All Ages by Emily T. Wichman. This book explains how to use passive programming as an inexpensive way to showcase library services for multiple different age groups. Broad ideas include writing, exchanges, and get creative. Each programming idea includes information on needed supplies, how to make it happen, and evaluation.
Crash Course in Library Services for Seniors by Anne Robers and Stephanie G. Bauman. Many libraries have sections or areas specifically for children or teens, so why not do the same for Baby Boomers and senior citizens? Get ideas for how to meet the needs of these groups through innovative services and programming.
Call Shelia at the office 402-564-1586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request any of the books.
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, email@example.com or 217-820-1336
If you have questions about Freegal from a user perspective, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-564-1586.