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News from NLA:
Nebraska Library Association (NLA) Scholarships
Three NLA scholarships will be awarded this spring to NLA members pursuing education and training in the field of librarianship. Two Louise A. Nixon Scholarships ($1000 each) will be awarded, supporting students pursuing graduate level library education, either on a full- or part-time basis. Guidelines and application forms are available at www.nol.org/home/NLA/nixonsschol.htm. One Duane Munson Scholarship ($250) will be awarded, supporting practicing librarians and paraprofessionals acquiring additional professional training. Guidelines and application forms are available at www.nol.org/home/NLA/munsonschol.htm. The application deadline for both scholarships is April 15. Recipients will be announced in May. Contact Dr. Becky Pasco, 402-554-2119, e-mail: email@example.com.
Nebraska Library Association Awards
The Nebraska Library Association Citations Committee invites nominations for 2001 Awards. The Meritorious Service Award is given annually to a person, corporation, group, or organization contributing to the improvement of library service in a local community, a county, region, or state agency, or through library legislation. The Mari Sandoz Award recognizes significant, enduring contribution to the Nebraska book world through writing, film production, or related activity.
The original letter of nomination should include the nominee's name, address, and telephone number; the nominee's accomplishments; and any relevant supporting documentation. The letter should also include the name, title, address, and telephone number of the person or group making the nomination. At least four letters providing further information about the nominee must be submitted as support and endorsement of the nomination. Nominations and letters of support must be received by May 30. Submit to Janet Greser, Chair, NLA Citations Committee 2001, Nebraska Library Commission, 1200 N St. Suite 120, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2023 or e-mail: Janet Greser.
Annual Conference Set
Plans are underway for the 2001 Nebraska Library Association (NLA)/ Nebraska Educational Media Association (NEMA) Convention, October 17-19 at the Holiday and Ramada Inns in Kearney. The program committee is seeking ideas and suggestions for sectional presentations to fit the theme, Library Cooperation: The Key for Success. To make suggestions for program topics contact Sue Divan, NEMA Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Payne, NLA Program Chair at email@example.com.
The NLA College and University Directory (Web version-PDF) is ready for access at http://reinert.creighton.edu/cu/dir2001.pdf. To make corrections or additions, or for more information, contact Chris LeBeau, Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Electronic Services, Reinert/Alumni Library, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178, 402-280-1757, fax: 402-280-2435, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring meetings are set for 2001. For more information see the NLA home page.
April 18....Paraprofessional Spring Videoconference at sites across the state
April 30....Public Library Section Spring Meeting at Ogallala
May 1.......Public Library Section Spring Meeting in Lexington
May 4.......Public Library Section Spring Meeting in David City
May 11......College and University Spring Meeting at Wayne State College.