|News of Nebraska Libraries and People|
Nebraska Library Commissioner Wally Seiler, of Alliance, received the Nebraska Library Association (NLA) Trustees, Users, and Friends Citation Award at the 2002 NLA Conference. Wally was honored for more than twenty years of service on the Alliance Public Library Board of Trustees, administration of the Alliance Public Library Foundation, leadership in building the new library, and a host of other volunteer efforts.
|Grants Awarded for Children's Services|
|$42,705 in Nebraska
Library Commission grants for innovative public library projects for children
and young adults was awarded to the following public libraries:
Atkinson Public Library
Battle Creek Public Library
Callaway, Nigel Sprouse Public Library
Central City Public Library
Gibbon Public Library
Gretna Public Library
Lexington Public Library
Pierce Public Library
Randolph Public Library
Seward Public Library
South Sioux City Public Library
Springview, Keya Paha County Library
Raymond A. Whitwer Tilden Public Library
Wayne Public Library
Wymore Public Library
York, Kilgore Memorial Library
For more information about the projects see the Library Commission Web site, <nlc.nebraska.gov>, search on 2002 Childrens Grants Recipients or contact Mary Jackson, 402-471-4006, 800-307-2665.
|Stress-free Spanish Language Collection Development|
|If your library would like to
establish or expand a Spanish language collection, OCLC Spanish Sets can
meet your collection development needs. OCLC Spanish Sets are preselected
sets of books and videos for adults and children containing current bestsellers
in Latin American Spanish. Libraries who wish to order Spanish Sets do not
have to be members of OCLC. The sets are available to both OCLC member and
OCLC Spanish Sets make it easy and affordable to start or develop a Spanish language collection, allowing you to serve your diverse and growing community without outgrowing your budget. Librarians receive significant savings on material costs, full-level cataloging for all materials, and delivery right to the door. Physical processing is available for an additional charge.
Four OCLC Spanish Sets are available:
Books for Adults (20 titles per set) - $295/set
Books for Children (10 titles per set) - $95/set
Videos for Teens/Adults (5 titles per set) - $74.50/set
Videos for Children (3 titles per set) - $45.50/set
Adult book sets contain newly published titles. Libraries can choose to receive fiction, non-fiction, or mixed sets. Childrens book sets contain popular and classic titles that provide recreational and educational reading. Video sets contain popular new releases selected from prerelease lists. Videos for adults are American feature films with Spanish subtitles. Childrens videos are dubbed in Spanish.
A new Spanish set in each category will be created every other month from prepublication sources to guarantee that libraries receive the newest materials possible. Sets do not duplicate titles, and each set retires upon shipment. Sets will be shipped in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Order a single set, a few sets, or create a standing order to build the collection at a steady rate. Full-color bookmarks and tabletop posters (in Spanish and English) accompany each order. Orders for new Spanish Sets include a Spanish Dewey Schedule Poster, free of charge, thanks to OCLC Forest Press.
The OCLC Language Sets service also provides sets of current popular fiction and nonfiction titles in Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Panjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Custom Collections, based on a librarys specific collection development criteria, are also available. For more information about Language Sets options see the Language Sets Web site at <www.oclc.org/languagesets> or contact Christa Burns, 402-471-3107, 800-307-2665, e-mail: Christa Burns.