Calling all library enthusiasts!

If you are reading this posting, may I make the assumption that you are at the very least interested in the activities of Kilgore Memorial Library?  Since this blog has less than a dozen subscribers, more than likely you are a supporter of the library who is not only interested in our news but also what you might be able to do for us.  With these assumptions in place, I am hoping that you might be willing to help with feedback on the impact our services have on your life.

Here are some specific ways you can help:

Every year the Nebraska Library Association hosts a Library Advocacy Day in Lincoln.  This event is held to connect Nebraska libraries with lawmakers and to recognize volunteers on a statewide level.  As the 2015 event is being planned, a request has been sent to us for help.  The request is for testimonials “to tie the statistics from last year’s public library survey into photos and quotes from actual library users to more personalize the experience”.  If there are services provided by Kilgore Memorial Library that have helped you in a way that you would be willing to share, we would like to hear from you.

Locally, the County Commissioners and York City Council are interested in hearing how citizens lives are impacted by the services we provide.  The Library’s Citizen’s Advisory Board members, Friends of the Kilgore Memorial Library, and Kilgore Memorial Library Foundation Board members are also interested in hearing how the library services they help provide are impacting the community.

As we work to keep your library accredited by the Nebraska Library Commission, a strategic planning process will be necessary in 2015.  If you would like to help shape the future of library services by participating in this process, I would like to hear from you!  Please reach out to me at drobertson@cityofyork.net anytime with your thoughts about how we are doing as we develop library services to meet the needs of the community we serve.

About Deb Robertson

Deb Robertson began leading the Kilgore Memorial Library in the fall of 2013. Prior to moving to York Deb was the Director of academic libraries in Sioux City, Iowa; Abingdon, Virginia; and Norfolk, Nebraska. She earned her Master's Degree in Library Science in 2000 from Emporia State University in Kansas. Deb and her husband Jim have two married children who live with their families in Norfolk and Omaha. For Deb, the only thing better than working in a library is spending time with her grandchildren.
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