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.’ Nebraska Recently, Teen Librarian Rachelle McPhillips of Columbus Public Library presented an NCompass Live session on January 22, 2014.’  Titled “Passive Programming for Tweens and Teens” she shared a number of ideas for reaching out to youth in the library.

All the NCompass Live programs have been archived [] and can be viewed at any time convenient for individual librarians.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:

  • “What You Should Be ‘Subjecting’ Your Teens To: The Nonfiction Switch” recorded on July 7, 2013 presented by “Mover and Shaker” Lindsey Tomsu, La Vista Public Library, and Sarah Kreber, a member of her Teen Advisory Board.
  • “Nancy Drew & Friends; Or, the Case of the Neglected Books: The History (& Importance) of Youth Series Books” also by Lindsey Tomsu and recorded on November 7, 2012.

SkySailorsSky 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


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