Scholarships Available!

TRaiLS is offering 20 $250 scholarships to assist attendance of the NLA/NSLA Annual Conference in Omaha, NE scheduled for October 19-21. The deadline to apply is September 21st.

We are also offering one $500 scholarship to assist attendance of the ARSL Annual Conference in Fargo, ND scheduled for October 27-29. The deadline to apply is September 29th.

The Scholarship Opportunities page of our website is experiencing some technical issues. We hope to have it working again soon.

Click the link below to download the scholarship application. Applications can be emailed to or mailed to the office 11929 Elm St. suite 18 Omaha, NE 68144

Scholarship application 2015-16

Applicants must work for a library (any type), be a library student or public library trustee within the TRaiLS service area to be eligible. 

DiSPEL Meetings Scheduled

DiSPEL pictureDiSPEL stands for Directors Sharing Practice, Experience, and Learning. It is intended for public library directors to gather together for networking and professional development.

The following meetings are scheduled for the remainder of 2016:

August 19 at the Tekamah Public Library

September 9 at the Madison Public Library

September 30 Creighton Public Library

October 7 Gretna Public Library

November 10 Hartington Public Library

Please join us at one or all of the meetings! 2.5 continuing education hours available. All meetings are from 9:00-11:30am. Stick around after the meetings to grab lunch if you can. Register at