Annual Meeting next week

The 2016 SELS Annual Meeting will be held next week in Seward, starting at 10:00 on August 11.

We will start the day with the business meeting.  The agenda will be put online on the SELS website later this week.

After that, we will travel to the new Nebraska National Guard Museum there in Seward for a light lunch and a private tour for Annual Meeting attendees.

Start times for the lunch and tour are contingent on how long the business meeting runs, so you are encouraged to attend the whole day.  Attendees can receive 1 CE credit for public librarian or board certification through the NLC.

Registration is available at

More information, including the business meeting agenda, can be found here.

Looking for board nominations

The time is near for the next election to choose SELS board members. If you would be interested in serving on the board, or know someone who you feel would be a good board member, I would love to hear from you!

If you work in a library, are a library board member or user of a library in our service area, you are eligible to be a board member. The Southeast Library System serves the counties of Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Merrick, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York.

The board governs the Southeast Library System. Board member responsibilities include approval of policies, plans, and budgets, as well as evaluation of the System Director.

Board members serve a three year term. The board meets four times a year at locations around the SELS area. The term would begin on July 1, 2016.

We serve all types of libraries and we strive to get that diversity in our board as well.

The deadline for all nominations is April 2. To self-nominate, please send your name, library and role at said library, and a short (under 100 words) biography to . To nominate someone else, please send their name, contact information, and if you have already approached that person or not.