Board Names New System Director

The Three Rivers Library System Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Anneka Ramirez to the position of TRLS system director. Anneka is currently a service center specialist at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. Prior to that, she was director of the Scribner Public Library. A 2013 graduate of the Nebraska Library Leadership Institute, she is chair-elect of the New Members Round Table (NMRT) of the Nebraska Library Association and will earn her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri in May. She will begin her system duties in mid-March and is looking forward to serving the libraries in the region.

Register Now for Workshops

Curb and Counter Appeal: A Visual Audit of Your Library

Presenter: Pat Wagner

Friday, February 6, 2015 10:00 – 2:30

North Bend Public Library

Description: You are proud of your collection, your programs, your staff, and your services. But the details of how your library looks and sounds might be what people remember. What would a stranger notice driving to the parking lot, walking up to the front door, spending time in the front lobby, the basement, or the stacks? Can you look at your library workplace with fresh eyes and find ways to make it shine?

Cost: $20 (includes lunch) 4 Continuing Education hours

Register by February 3 by contacting Gail Formanack

Summer Reading Program Workshop 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00 – 3:00

Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College – Norfolk

Multiple presenters

Cost:  $20 (includes lunch) 4.5 Continuing Education hours

Register by February 11th by contacting Gail Formanack

Three Rivers Library System – Interim Staff

Gail Formanack will become the part-time interim director of Three Rivers Library System on January 1st. She will work out of the Omaha office until a new director is hired while coordinating the transition activities of TRLS and consulting with libraries as needed. Contact her at or 402 330-7884.

The director position remains open until filled.  First round interviews will be scheduled in January.

Newly formed Three Rivers Library System Seeks Director

TRLS Advertisement for System Director





The Nebraska Three Rivers Library System (TRLS) seeks a creative, energetic individual with a strong public service orientation. Enthusiasm, flexibility, and self-motivation are essential. A dynamic leader is needed with a strong vision of the future of libraries who will be passionate about furthering the impact of the TRLS libraries and librarians. We are looking for an Executive Director who will support and lead service-oriented, user-focused, and collegial systems working collaboratively with each other and their communities to promote and advance the impact of libraries in the state of Nebraska. The Executive Director works closely with the Nebraska Library Commission and other system Directors. S/he should have proven successes in supervision, budget management and staff development as well as familiarity with developing and assessing library educational programs. Our successful candidate will embrace emerging twenty-first century tools and technologies and will have the ability to adapt to a wide variety of local and consortia procedures and projects. The TRLS Director will supervise other part-time system staff. Frequent travel within the twenty-one county area is required.



Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution and significant experience in all areas of library operations. A track record of progressively more responsible administrative experience, preferably with a breadth of knowledge in various types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special) with an emphasis on visioning, budget management, and staff development. Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Working knowledge of laws and policies relevant to various libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of information technology as it relates to libraries and the ability to effectively communicate with technologists, administration, and library staff about technology. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.


Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; and skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals.



Three to five years of relevant administrative management and programming experience in a combination of libraries; knowledge of public organizations and administrative practices; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others and to work well with public officials and organizations; commitment to public service; proven success of innovation in modern library operations.



$45,000 – $54,000/yr. DOQ, plus negotiable benefits.



Applicants must submit electronic application materials online to

Applications should include: letter of application, resume, statement of philosophy of librarianship and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants begins upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to



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