“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.

Customer Service: How and When to Break the Rules

jump_over_the_fence_1280x1024Who 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

Registration Open for Summer Reading Workshop

DumptruckWhile 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

June 10th Workshop Result of Partnership between SELS and the Nebraska School Librarians Association

SchoolLibrariansintheDigitalAgeSELS and the Nebraska School Librarians Association are partnering to offer a Continuing Education experience called “School Librarians in the Digital Age.” Librarians and media specialists will find themselves in a computer lab at the Lincoln Public Schools District Office for the workshops previewed below. The link to the registration is http://bit.ly/June10SchoolLibrarians. Since space is limited, please cancel your registration if you won’t be able to make it by calling the Southeast Library System office at 1-800-288-6063 or 402-467-6188 or email Todd at todd.schlechte.sels@gmail.com.

JUNE 10 Schedule:

9:30 am – 10 am Registration and Refreshments

10 am – 12 pm Using NebraskAccess Databases in Schools

Susan Knisely

Use one of the computers in the lab, or bring your own device to follow along as Susan explores
the many K12­ friendly features of the NebraskAccess databases with us!

12 pm Lunch

At nearby eateries

1 pm – 2 pm Digital Citizenship

Chris Pultz and Chris Haeffner

Explore the concepts of digital citizenship and librarianship.

2 pm – 3 pm This is not your Grandmother’s Library

Cynthia Stodgill

Librarians juggle technology integration, collaborative teaching, professional development, and books. Leveraging the power of social media impacts the role of the library in all of these
areas. This session will introduce busy school librarians to Twitter and Instagram as tools to promote, share and brand the school library. Bring your device and start tweeting!

SELS Training Extravaganza

FireworksBefore summer gets going full blast, give yourself a break and enjoy the 2016 SELS Training Extravaganza on May 13 at Seward Memorial Library. We have 12 workshops scheduled on 3 different tracks. And don’t forget the food: morning and afternoon refreshments, and a noon dinner of grilled chicken breast with alfredo sauce, twice baked potato casserole, green beans, salad, and a roll. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.
The $25 fee includes lunch! Register at http://bit.ly/SELSTraining by the end of the day May 5th.

Following is a preview of the day: Continue reading

SELS Sponsors “Policies for Results” Workshop for Librarians and Library Board Members

Bonnie McKBonnie McKewon, a well-known and respected presenter, will be coming to Seward Memorial Library on March 17th for a 4 CE workshop on policy creation and refinement. The workshop will begin at 10 am and last until 3 pm.
“Policies For Results” is a fresh way of approaching policy development by looking at constructing policies in 4 parts: the philosophy statement, the regulations, the procedures, & the guidelines.  Through exercises and small group discussion, learn how to apply the 4 parts of a policy to sample topics.  Review the board’s role in policy development, along with the roles played by the library director and staff.  And share your policy pet peeves!  The workshop is based on the book from the Public Library Association: “Creating Policies For Results: From Chaos to Clarity.”
Bonnie McKewon is a consultant with the State Library of Iowa, stationed at the Northwest District office in Sioux City, providing library management training and consulting for 90 public libraries in 14 N.W. Iowa counties. She has conducted training for public library staff and boards for over 20 years, presenting workshops on a wide variety of topics, from presentation pointers to formulating smart survey questions, from succession planning to encouraging tech savvy trustees.
Bonnie has been an instructor for Iowa’s library director certification program for many years. And with an affinity for library board training, she has developed a multi-part series of online classes for boards, including “The Board’s Role in HR” and “Jumpstart Your Trusteeship.”
In addition, she has taught on-site board development workshops in South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Michigan. Over the years, Bonnie has presented at state and national conferences, among them PLA and ARSL (Association for Rural and Small Libraries) Before joining the State Library, Bonnie was the Administrator of the Northwest Iowa Regional System for 20 years and formerly the director of Spencer (IA) Public Library.
Southeast Library System is pleased to sponsor this workshop for any library staff who work with formulating policy, as well as Library Board members. We are able to offer the workshop for only $20, including lunch. This is due to the fact that this activity is supported in large part 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.
Register by March 13 at http://bit.ly/policiesforresults