Summer Reading Workshop Postponed

Due to Winter Storm Alerts in Northeast and Eastern Nebraska, the Summer Reading Workshop scheduled for November 20 at the Nielsen Community Center has been postponed. We will send out information regarding the rescheduling next week. Please stay safe.

E-rate: What’s New for 2016?

Big changes are coming again to E-rate, the federal program that provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and Connections. USAC has launched the E-Rate Productivity Center, EPC, for the 2016 Funding Year. This new online portal will be the main point of entry for all future E-rate interactions. With your organizational account you will use EPC to file forms, track your application status, communicate with USAC, and more.

What does your library need to know to use this new E-rate portal? In this workshop, Christa Burns, Nebraska’s State E-rate Coordinator for Libraries, will first cover the basics of the E-rate program and then show you how to access and use your account in EPC to submit your Funding Year 2016 E-rate application.

Dates and locations:

November 6 – Omaha Public Library, Abrahams Branch

November 9 – Norfolk, Northeast Community College

November 16 – Scottsbluff, Western Library System

November 17 – Kearney Public Library

November 19 – Lincoln, Nebraska Library Commission

December 1 – Online, GoToWebinar

To register for any of these “E-rate: What’s New for 2016?” sessions, go to the Nebraska Library Commission’s Training & Events Calendar and search for ‘e-rate 2016’:

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.





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