SELS Training Extravaganza to be May 8 in Seward!

The 2020 SELS Training Extravaganza will be held on May 8 at Seward Memorial Library from 9:30 – 3:00. We are excited to announce Dean Jacobs will be our keynote speaker and will speak on the topic 7 Wonders – 7 Lessons: Reasons to Have Hope in the World. We live in a world that is filled with negative news and conversations that rob the oxygen of our curiosity to be engaged in the world. Exploring 58 countries taught Dean some valuable lessons, including that the world is far more kind, generous, and beautiful than what it is given credit. Dean says that making the world a better place begins with ourselves and the story we wish to create to do so.

This Keynote is sponsored 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 cost of the Extravaganza is only $25 and a catered meal is included. Register by April 30 at http://bit.ly/Extrav2020

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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.

Register at http://bit.ly/BApple!

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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Golden Sower Reading Day

golden sowerOnce again, Southeast Library System and Seward Memorial Library will be hosting Golden Sower Reading Day on May 27th. This offers the chance for Golden Sower Readers and those who want to be Golden Sower Readers the chance to read all the books on the primary list. The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00 am
Kathy Schultz: Announcements about Golden Sower
Reading of Books from Primary List

12:00 pm
Lunch on your own

1:00 pm
Finish Reading of Primary List; Discussion of Titles from Chapter Book and Golden Sower Novel Lists

To register, go to http://bit.ly/ReadingDay.

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.

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Big Talk from Small Libraries

Seward Memorial LibrarySeward Memorial Library is hosting a showing of the Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference on February 26, 2016 between 8:45 and and 5:00 pm. You could watch from your desk (in that case go to the official registration page). Or you can join with others in watching the conference. If you register here you will help give us a count for those expected to attend at Seward Memorial Library. Bring your lunch and favorite snacks, or chip in for pizza.

Also, if another library in a different part of the system would like to host a showing, go for it!