Nebraska Library Association
Paraprofessional Section 2016 Spring Meeting

The Future
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CT
(Three sessions, each 50 minutes with a 5-10 minute break between)

9:30–10:00 a.m. Check-in/Log-in
10:00 a.m. Welcome from Para Chair: Sara Nelson

SESSION I: 10-10:50 am Michael Sauers, Director of Technology at Do Space,
Presenting on Do Space a one-of-a-kind concept: it’s a community technology library, a digital workshop and an innovation playground filled with new opportunities to learn, grow, explore and create.

SESSION II: 11-11:50 am Emily Dust Nimsakont, Head of Cataloging & Resource Management, Schmid Law Library, UNL
Emily's presentation is on RDA (Resource Description & Access) for non-tech services librarians and paraprofessionals, in other words, for lay people

SESSION III: 12-12:50 am Erica Rose, Library Science Instructor at University of Nebraska-Omaha
Presenting on Skills and Dispositions for 21st Century Librarians

Sara Nelson, Paraprofessional Chair, will guide us through our annual spring meeting.
Those who have paid for lunch at one of the sites will have lunch at this time. If you prefer, you may bring your own lunch.

Our online live webinar format is designed to allow participants to “attend” the meeting conveniently from their own desks.
All you need is an internet connection. Get together with colleagues or watch on your own.
Group viewings will be held in locations listed below, or other get-togethers will be arranged upon request and listed below as they come up.

Early Bird Special Discounted Registration Deadline is Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016
Regular Registration Deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2016

This is a firm date. Late or onsite registrations will not be accepted.

Registration form available as a shorter PDF form for printing and sending in via snail-mail with check made payable to the "NLA Paraprofessional Section” to:
             Aimee Owen (800-307-2665), Nebraska Library Commission, 1200 N ST, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023 
If you cannot meet the payment/registration deadline email Aimee at  

Registrant’s Name:_______________________________________________

Library Name:____________________________________________


City:___________________________ State:______ Zip:_____



I will attend the Para Conference:

___ at Bellevue University, Main Speaker Location, John B. Muller Administrative Services Building, Multipurpose Room, 1000 Galvin Road South, 402-293-2000
       Park in lot E.

___ (Limited to 8 registrations) at Grand Island Public Library, Webinar, 211 N Washington St, 308-385-5333

___ at Lexington Public Library, Webinar, 907 N Washington St, 308-324-2151

___ at Lincoln, Nebraska Library Commission, Webinar, 1200 N Street, 800-307-2665

___ at North Platte Public Library, Webinar, 120 W 4th St, 308-535-8036 Ext 3321

___ at Seward Public Library, Webinar, 233 South 5th St, 402-643-3318

___ I would like to host a group viewing for ___ people at _________________

___ I would like to attend “at my desk”

My fee is (fill in as appropriate and make check payable to the “NLA Paraprofessional Section”)

_____ NLA Member registration (all sites): $10.00 ($5.00 on or before Feb. 13, 2016)

_____ Limited scholarships for registration only for NLA Para Members are available; please contact Aimee Owen contact info above.

_____ Non-NLA member registration (all sites): $15.00 ($10.00 on or before Feb. 13, 2016)

_____ **Lunch (at NLC or Bellevue): $7.00

**Lunch will be served at these sites (at NLC or Bellevue) during the Paraprofessional Spring General Meeting.
We will have a choice of delectable sandwiches from Jimmy John's, including chips, and cookies.
You may bring your own lunch/snacks if you prefer and stay for the meeting from 1:00-1:45 p.m.


No refunds.
Continuing Education (CE) credits will be 3 hours for the day. You must view all three sessions.
After the Spring Meeting, links to the three sessions will be posted for online viewing and an email will be sent out as to the location.
Evaluation form for the Meeting, email or snail mail to Aimee Owen contact info above.

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