Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NLA Pre-Conference Flyer

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We look forward to seeing you at NLA this year!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Don't miss a rare opportunity! NLA Pre-conference

We don't often get this topic at conferences--any librarian who has ever had to deal with facility management issues will love this NLA pre-conference, sponsored by the Paraprofessional Section. Don't wait to sign up!

Keeping the Bricks & Mortar in Shape to Keep the Books on the Shelf

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Cornhusker Hotel
Facilitator: Francine Canfield, Baright Public Library, Ralston, NE

Cost: No charge

Learn about facilities management from experts and discover ways to manage your building more efficiently and systematically! In an interactive setting, Randy Herrick and Dave Miller from Stroh Service, a mechanical company, will discuss how to budget for maintenance costs, how to manage for capital expenditures to replace equipment, how to reduce energy consumption, and how to match maintenance needs to staffing skill sets. Randy and Dave will provide information about maintenance scheduling and equipment life cycles. After questions & answers and a break, David A. Hawes and Nancy Novak from Leo A Daly will talk about the selection of the interior features (lighting, furnishings, paint, wallpaper, carpet) and of the exterior components (brick, glass, concrete) to increase the life cycle and efficiency of a building. David and Nancy will also discuss solutions to existing building maintenance issues. All panelists will provide time for questions and answers.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let the Paras take you to the NLA/NEMA Conference!

The Paraprofessional Section is offering a limited number of $50 scholarships to attend the 2011 NLA/NEMA Annual Conference – Nebraska Libraries: Cultivating Community Connections. The Conference will be held October 5-7, 2011 in Lincoln, NE. Click the following link for more information on the conference You must be a member of the Paraprofessional section to receive this scholarship. The scholarship recipients may be asked to submit a short article to the Para section's newsletter or, if able, volunteer time at the Para booth at the conference. If you are interested, please submit your name, address, email, phone, library affiliation, and reason for applying for the scholarship to Jennifer Wrampe, If you have already paid for your registration, you are still eligible for the scholarship. All applications must be received by September 9, 2011.