One of our successes in Nebraska has been to find ways librarians can share their accomplishments with other librarians.’ NCompass Live, a weekly one-hour webinar sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission, is one way to do so.’ Recently, Teen Librarian Rachelle McPhillips of Columbus Public Library presented an NCompass Live session on January 22, 2014.’ Titled â€œPassive Programming for Tweens and Teensâ€ she shared a number of ideas for reaching out to youth in the library.
All the NCompass Live programs have been archived [http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/ncarchivelist.asp] and can be viewed at any time convenient for individual librarians. The list is currently in show-date order and the Commission is exploring changes for improved access.
Other one-hour NCompass Live programs are aimed at teen librarians.’ These include:
- â€œWhat You Should Be ‘Subjecting’ Your Teens To: The Nonfiction Switchâ€ recorded on July 7, 2013 presented by â€œMover and Shakerâ€ Lindsey Tomsu, La Vista Public Library, and Sarah Kreber, a member of her Teen Advisory Board.
- â€œNancy Drew & Friends; Or, the Case of the Neglected Books: The History (& Importance) of Youth Series Booksâ€ also by Lindsey Tomsu and recorded on November 7, 2012.
Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era‘ by David L. Bristow of the Nebraska State Historical Society received the 2011 Young Adult Nonfiction Award from the Nebraska Center for the Book.
Submitted by’ Sally Snyder,’ Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services,’ Nebraska Library Commission