School Librarians in the Digital Age

Southeast Library System and the Nebraska School Librarians Association will again be sponsoring “School Librarians in the Digital Age” on
June 8th, from 8:45 to 12:00. The workshopwill cover three separate and current topics. The location will be Conference Room C, Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2018SchoolLib

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Registration Open for 2018 SELS Training Extravaganza!

We have an exciting event planned for you on May 11th at Seward Memorial Library! Our keynote speaker is Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services at UNO’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library. She will address the topic Feedback: Everybody needs it, Nobody wants it. The registration fee of $25 remains the same again this year (no inflation there!) and includes a catered meal. You may register at http://bit.ly/Extra2018

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Pay it Forward: Looking at Succession Planning

A SELS Workshop with Bonnie McKewon at Ashland Public Library

March 22, 10-3

Like any other organization, libraries need to plan for staffing transitions. Pay It Forward suggests practical approaches that help pave the way for new personnel.  Attendees will discuss succession planning questions. What are the library’s annual routines? Budget prep…policy review…job evaluations…where are those documents found?  What vendors does the library use for print purchases? For digital subscriptions? Is there an instruction manual for the ILS system…for the public computers?

Answering these questions helps light the path for incoming staff.  Staffing changes can be expected or surprising—workshop participants are sure to have “new hire” stories to share.  Plus, library boards should work on their own brand of succession planning—Pay It Forward talks about that, too!

Register at

http://bit.ly/Pay4ward1

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.

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.