Today Governor Dave Heineman signed a Proclomation stating that October 2014 is Information Literacy Month in Nebraska.
Attending the Proclamation were:
Greetings NLA members!
What is going on with the Nebraska Library Association? That's what the board would like to know, and who better to tell them than the membership. We need your input. Please take a few minutes - or really, much longer, should you find you have lots to say - and check out this new, hot-off-the-Monkey NLA membership survey.
Thanks for your time and consideration,
This is just a reminder that the nomination deadline for TSRT's Sandra Herzinger Award for Technical Services Advocacy is only a few days away!
The Sandra Herzinger Award will be given to a Nebraska library worker who has been an advocate for technical services. It will be presented at the NLA/NSLA annual conference in October.
Each nominee for the TSRT Technical Services Advocacy award must:
The letter of nomination should include contact information for the nominee (name, position title, address, email address, and telephone number), the nominee's accomplishments, particularly as they relate to the award criteria given above, and any relevant supporting documentation. The letter should also include the name, position title, address, email address, and telephone number of the person or group making the nomination.
Also required are at least two additional letters which support and endorse the nominations. Such letters may provide further information about the nominee.
Nominations and letters of support must be received by August 31 and should be sent to TSRT Chair Heather Buckwalter (HeatherBuckwalter@creighton.edu).
Information about the award can be found on the TSRT website at http://nebraskalibraries.org/tsrt/award/.
Governor Dave Heineman will sign a Proclamation declaring October as National Information Literacy Month on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
NLA members, library supporters, and literacy supporters are invited to attend.
Details of the signing ceremony will be posted on http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/proclamations/ by the Governor’s Office.
If you would like to attend the 10:30 am signing at the State Capitol on September 11, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NLA Advocacy Chair
We are now in the final week of voting for the NLA elections. If you have yet to cast your votes, now is the time to do so. We have a bevy of qualified and energetic nominees ready to make next year amazing for the association! Go to the bios page and read up on the nominees. After reading nominee bios, click “vote now” to log in to Memberclicks and start voting. In addition to voting on the NLA officer positions of President-Elect, Secretary, and ALA Councilor members also get to vote for positions in each round table or section in which they are members. If you have any questions about the election process, please send an email to myself or our internet site coordinator at email@example.com.
Don’t forget to take part in this incredibly important aspect of our association! Vote today!
Nominating Committee Chair
It is time to start considering a donation to the annual silent auction, benefiting the NLA Scholarship Committee, and enabling the committee to aid deserving students in their library education goals. Each year we receive fabulous items for attendees of the NLA/NSLA (formerly NEMA) Conference to bid on over the course of a day. Our most popular items tend to be Husker-related items, gift baskets, Beer/Wine items, and interesting art and jewelry pieces.
Many of our donations are handmade, so if you have a special talent that you would like to use, please consider it!
Donations will be accepted beginning mid-September before the annual conference.
Questions can be directed to the scholarship committee:
Ruth Carlock - firstname.lastname@example.org
Corinne Jacox - email@example.com
Karen Frank - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Cassner - email@example.com
Sky Seery - firstname.lastname@example.org
Laureen Riedesel - email@example.com
If you are interested in donating, please let us know.
Hello NLA members,
The August issue of Nebraska Libraries has been published. You can access the current issue on Digital Commons at the following link:
If you have any comments about the journal, I would love to hear them so please email me.
Editor, Nebraska Libraries
The NLA New Members Round Table will be meeting in Omaha on the afternoon of Friday, September 19th to tour the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center. The Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center is a regional conservation facility that is part of the Nebraska State Historical Society. It offers services to private individuals, public museums and libraries, corporations, and state and federal agencies. Services include the conservation examination and treatment of objects, consulting on many collection-related topics, educational activities, public outreach programming, and assessments and surveys of collections.
The tour will begin at 2pm, and will last approximately one hour. This meeting is free and open to all NLA members. Attending NMRT meetings is a great way to get to know other Nebraska library professionals while touring different libraries and library related facilities throughout the state. Please register by Wednesday, September 17th.
For more information on this meeting, or to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To keep up to date with current happenings in NMRT, please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NMRTNebraska and follow us on Twitter under the handle @NMRT_NLA.
Notice To: 2015 Emerging Leader Applicants
Anyone who completed an application for the 2015 Emerging Leaders program should send an email to email@example.com to confirm receipt of your application. Deadline to confirm is Friday, August 22, 2014. Subject of message should be: Confirm Application.
Nominations are now open for the PLTS Excalibur Award and the PLTS
Advocacy Award. This is your opportunity to allow the entire Nebraska
library community know about the special people you have had the
privilege to work with over the years.
The nomination information is available at:
The deadline for submitting all materials is September 5. The letters
of nomination and any supporting documentation you choose to attach
can be sent to:
Southeast Library System
5730 R St, Suite C1
Lincoln, NE 68508
or electronically to: