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NEBASE Annual Meeting 2007 - West : Do you know where your patrons are? Exploring new spaces at your library! - Scottsbluff 

9:15 - 9:45 - Registration & time for games

9:45 - 10:45 - Gaming in the Library  - Moderator - Shannon White, Director of Network Services, Nebraska Library Commission. Panelists: Scott Kinney, Director, Chadron Public Library and Marjorie Harrison, Panhandle Library System Administrator

Gamers are stereotypically defined as teenage boys who don't get out much. However, studies show that gamers come from all backgrounds and in all ages. Gaming also doesn't have to be just video games. Young gamers do have ways of looking at things that older generations might not view the same way. (Just ask a ten-year-old about how they defeated their boss today.) This panel will present an overview of gamers and how gaming can be used in the library. It will also show you how libraries from around Nebraska are using gaming to attract and retain library users.
Want to try out some of the games that can bring new users into your library? We will have a gaming room set up throughout the meeting with:
  • Wii Sports - Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Bowling and Boxing
  • Dance Dance Revolution - PlayStation 2
  • Guitar Hero II - Xbox 360

10:45 - 11:00 - Break and time for games

11:00 - 12:00 - Instant Messaging: Trends and Practice - Susan Knisely, Online Services Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

Instant messaging is becoming an increasingly common way to communicate. In some environments and among some populations, it is surpassing email in popularity. As a result, many believe that to stay relevant librarians need to be willing to adapt to the communications preferences of those they wish to serve. During this session we will not only look at instant messaging trends, we'll also give you some practical suggestions on how you can get started using this popular technology.

12:00 -1:00 - Lunch and games

1:00 - 2:00 - Teen Spaces - Scott Kinney , Director, Chadron Public Library

Trying to reach your teen audience? Apply for the Nebraska Library Commission’s Youth in Excellence Grant. Come listen to Scott Kinney the Director of the Chadron Public Library and learn about their Library’s Teen Room remodel. Learn how this project was able to increase the Chadron Public Library’s Teen Room usage.

2:00 - 2:15 - Break and Games

2:15 - 3:15 - WebJunction: Resource for Rural Libraries - Shannon White, Director of Network Services

WebJunction is an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun! If you have not looked at the offerings at Web Junction lately, it's time to take a look. WebJunction provides resources and training specifically for rural and small libraries covering advocacy, funding, outreach and technology. Attend this session to learn what your colleagues in Nebraska, and across the country, are doing to bring library services to their rural and small communities.

Date Time
10/4/2007 9:15AM - 3:15PM  (Mountain Time)
Harms Advanced Technology Center
2620 Sykes Blvd
Phone: 800-348-4435
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
50 36
Registration Starts Registration Ends
8/24/2007 9/28/2007
For Further Information Sponsor
Jeannette Powell
402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
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