Friday, February 25, 2011
The Paras awarded two scholarships to para section members for registration to the 2011 Library Legislative Day to allow them to brave the snow today along with other librarians of Nebraska. Gayle Roberts was our second scholarship recipient. Gayle wrote the following in her application:
I am currently the Library Director at the Blair Public Library in Blair, Nebraska. I was promoted from Children’s Librarian a mere year and two months ago, and we are currently busy increasing our presence in the community. I feel that Legislative Day is an important time to connect with our state government, and I appreciate the opportunity to apply for this scholarship.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I’m Marguerite Miller and a library specialist at Omaha Public Library – Millard Branch. Answering reference questions from ‘fate in Romeo and Juliet’ or ‘what is the average age of death of a person if he/she retires early compared to if he/she retires at age 66’ is a big part of my job. Mending children’s books and creating displays (organizing, which focused on time management and decluttering had a lot of interest) are two other components of my job. Over the last six and a half years, I have worked at six of the OPL branches (as a page, clerk, or library specialist), which is a great way to meet new coworkers and to see the various faces of our system.
Thank you for providing the scholarship to attend Legislative Day.