Two accreditation workshops will be held at the end of January. They will both be 3 1/2 hours and eligible for C.E. credits. Both library staff and board members are welcome to attend.
- Understand the importance of strategic planning in helping to ensure the future of public libraries in their communities by being responsive to identified community needs.
- Learn the steps involved in developing a strategic plan that will help them provide needed library services to their communities.
- Become familiar with the Public Library Accreditation Guidelines and how these can help in planning local library services.
- Understand that the accreditation guidelines offer benchmarks to help measure their libraries.
The first workshop will be on January 22 from 1-4:30pm at the Randolph public library. Register here.
The second workshop will be on January 29 from 1-4:30 at the Columbus public library. Register here.
If you are unable to attend either of those workshops, there will also be a session at the Winter workshop on February 4 that will give an overview of the new guidelines.
The latest edition of Straight Talk is now available. Look inside to read about the regional library system configuration task force, the declaration for the right to libraries, a review of the annual meeting, and more.
September-October 2013 newsletter
The next Target meeting will be on November 13 from 1-4pm at the Gardner public library in Wakefield. We will be viewing the webinar Books are just the Beginning. Mary Jo Ryan from the Library Commission will be attending to hand out some materials about it. We will also be discussing makerspaces.
Please register using the link below or call Sarah at 402-564-1586 if you plan on attending.
Check out this great resource!! Want to get the word out about your library in the most cost effective way possible? Learn how to increase foot traffic and circulation with ideas outlined in this book. You can achieve this and more with the strategies laid out in this book. Contact the office to check this out. 1-800-578-1014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find the links to resources and examples that Sarah talked about during her Best of ALA 2013 presentation.
Marshmallow gun directions can be found here.
A simple cipher wheel that includes directions on the wheel itself can be found here.
For finding Barnes & Noble’s listing of books for people in their 20s and 30s, follow this path:
1. From the home page, hover over books and select fiction under subjects.
2. Under “See more in fiction & literature” on the left navigation, click on “fiction subjects”.
3. Under “Categories”, click on “stages of life – fiction”.
4. Click on “20s & 30s – fiction” under categories.
More information about Storytubes can be found here. You may also find some videos on youtube by searching for “storytubes (year)”.
Reviews from “Under the Cover” by the Skokie, IL public library can be read here.
Bleached t-shirt directions
Don’t forget to register for the Annual Meeting held on September 18th, 2013 at the Life Long Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. Deadline for registration is today at 5:00. If you haven’t registered call the office at 800-578-1014 or use the link provided on the previous post titled “Register for 2013 Annual Meeting Now Available”
The Northeast Library System is offering four $150 scholarships to the Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Library Association Annual Conference. The Conference will be held October 9-11 in Kearney.
The deadline for returning applications to the office is September 13. We will notify recipients by September 20 to meet the late registration deadline. The late registration fee is $100 online and $110 by mail-in. The pre-conference registration fee is $35 for the public librarian session and $30 for the school librarian session.
Applications can either be mailed to the office at 3038 33rd Ave. Columbus, NE 68601, faxed to 402-564-1586, or emailed to Sarah.
NLA ScholarshipApp 2013
Inside you’ll find information about the Affordable Care Act, Sarah’s report about the ALA Annual Conference, and a roundup of some of the summer programming events that happened throughout the system.
July-Aug 2013 newsletter
Find back issues of Straight Talk or newsletters from all of Nebraska’s regional systems here.
Check out the Book set “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. This book set includes thirteen books as well as discussion questions for your Book Club.
Contact Shelia at the System Office to check it out today. email@example.com or 1.800.578.1014
The next Target Meeting will be on September 5 at the Albion Public Library from 1-4pm. The topics of discussion will be the Affordable Care Act and ideas from the book “Smile & Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve” The office has copies of the book and will hand them out at the meeting.
You can register by filling out the form here or by calling the office 402-564-1586.