Sunday, January 29, 2012

Go forth and digitize

Many Nebraskan (and other) libraries are starting to digitize some of their historical items, and the Nebraska Memories program run by the Nebraska Library Commission provides an easy way for them to do it. Even more libraries would probably be interested except they worry about copyright headaches. According to a panel discussion held at ALA Midwinter Conference, they may be worrying more than they need to. This article provides a lot of food for thought!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scholarships Available for NLA Advocacy Day!

The Paraprofessional Section is currently offering a limited number of scholarships to Para members to attend NLA Advocacy Day (formerly known as Legislative day), Feb. 27. We are hoping to encourage Paras to be more active in government issues and make them aware of how legislative issues can affect libraries. For more information on Advocacy day, click here.
The scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a brief statement about their experience at Advocacy Day. The statements will be posted to the Para Facebook page and blog.
If you are interested submit a request to jennifer.wrampe@nebraska.gov by Feb. 1, please include your name, address, email, phone, and library affiliation.