NLA/NSLA Pre-conference Program with Kat Kan

The Nebraska Regional Library Systems are hosting a preconference program on Wednesday, October 14, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. featuring Katherine “Kat” Kan. She will talk about the many genres, diversity in comics, resources for building and augmenting collections, programming, and classroom use. Whether you work in a public or school library, you can find help, ideas, and inspiration for using graphic novels with your teens.
A recent issue of the online newsletter, Brodart Connect, published a short article by Kat titled, “Graphic Novels in Libraries: We’ve come a long way baby!” To see that article, click here.
To register for this Preconference and the NLA/NSLA Annual Conference, click on this link:

We hope to see you there!

TRLS is now hiring for Library Services Assistant position

The Three Rivers Library System is seeking an individual to fill the Library Services Assistant position. This individual will support the fulfillment of the System’s service roles and activities through a number of tasks and responsibilities. The position is responsible to the Director and the System Board of Directors. This is a permanent, part-time position with regular office hours, 25 hours per week, twelve months a year. Under the supervision of the Director, the Library Services Assistant performs specific tasks as noted below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the creation and distribution of the System bi-monthly newsletter
  2. Organize and maintain System records and files and update the System mailing lists
  3. Manage book set collection and loans, professional collection, and recommend acquisitions
  4. Assist in coordination of continuing education programs and special projects
  5. Manage professional magazine routing
  6. Assist Director with technology collection management
  7. Perform some record maintenance and light bookkeeping
  8. Prepare, reproduce and distribute agendas, minutes, reports and other documents for use by System Board members and other groups as may be designated by the Director or the Board.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director to assist in carrying out System activities


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This individual must have a general knowledge of office management. The position requires a wide knowledge of clerical skills including typing, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing software, database management programs, website software, and use of small business accounting software, photocopying, and other office equipment. The position requires an ability to work and communicate successfully, both orally and written, with a wide range of individuals. This individual must be able to handle multiple projects and work well with limited direct supervision.


Training and Experience

High school graduate with some college preferred. Some library experience preferred but not required.



$11/hour, 25 hours/week


Send resume and cover letter to

Three Rivers Library System

11929 Elm Street Ste. 18

Omaha, NE 68144


Accepting resumes until September 4, 2015.





Upcoming Annual Meeting

The Three Rivers Library Board will conduct its first Annual Meeting on June 5th at 1:00 pm in the Columbus Public Library. The board decided to hold a business meeting without a continuing education component for this initial meeting. Throughout the coming year, system staff and board members will work on an annual meeting structure to incorporate continuing education and networking opportunities for following years. Anyone wishing to is welcome to attend the meeting. If you would like to attend online, please register at Minutes will be posted on the system website the following week.

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