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.
10:30-12:00 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.
The 23rd Annual Youth Services Retreat will be held at Camp Carol Joy Holling September 7th and 8th. Take a break and spend time learning and networking in a great atmosphere! Eleven CE are available for attendance both days. Click here to register. The schedule for the retreat and pricing are as follows: Continue reading
School Librarians are invited to this exciting opportunity on June 9. Following are the location and time:
8:45 am – 12 pm
Computer Lab B
Lincoln Public Schools District Office
5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
To register, go to http://bit.ly/2017DigitalAge.
For information about the workshops, read on!
Aged to Perfection will be held at the Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery in Ashland, Nebraska in the Tasting Room Art Gallery.
5:30 – 6:00 – Social Time & Antique check-in
6:00 – 6:30 – Dinner (Sub sandwich, chips, salads & desserts. All drink purchases are on your own.)
6:30 – 8:00 – Informational/Appraisal Program by Tom Bassett
$20 for SELS Friend members
$25 for non-members
The Art Gallery is upstairs in a historic building – no elevator access available. All attendees may bring up to 3 antiques to be appraised.
Find out more information or register.
The SELS Training Extravaganza is one of the premier training events in our area, and registration is now open! See our flyer for more details!
Have you not yet had a chance to learn all the ins and outs of Nebraska’s still relatively new database package? Or do you need a refresher? If so, then this workshop is for you. You will also earn 5 CE through your participation. Presenters are Susan Knisely and Allana Novotny.
The location is Ashland Public Library. Scheduled begin is 9:30 am and the ending time is 3:30 pm. Lunch is on your own. The workshop is free, but it is limited to 20 participants. You may register at http://bit.ly/NebraskAccess.
This activity is supported with funding from the State of Nebraska and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.
Black Elk Speaks is the pick for the 2017 One Book One Nebraska. The story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people, offers readers much more than a glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres and generations.
For more information about this book kit, as well as our many other book kits, visit our book kit page.
This January, SELS is offering Strategic Planning and Accreditation Workshops in Syracuse (January 12, 1-4pm) and Geneva (January 26, 1-4 pm). If you are interested, please click here to register. Also, please note that, throughout the year, our executive director Scott Childers is ready and willing to consult with you on these subjects via a personal visit to your library or by phone.
Who gets which kind of service at your front counter? What if the rules interfere with great customer service? What if a new situation comes up that is not covered by The Book? And what if a new rule is causing havoc with customer relations, and you are the one who has to save the day: What is the right way to break the rules?
On December 2, well-known library consultant Pat Wagner will join us at the Eisley Branch Library of Lincoln City Libraries to address the topic of customer service. This is a four hour interactive workshop worth 4 CEs. The workshop starts with the issue of consistency in service standards regarding policies. Continue reading
While it may not be quite the season to already be thinking about Summer Reading 2017, it soon will be. Plan on attending the SELS Summer Reading Workshop “Build a Better World” on November 4. There is no cost to this workshop and lunch is included. You may register at http://bit.ly/SummerReadingNov4 until October 29.
Following is the day’s program: Continue reading