TSRT Preconference: Project Management Skills for Better Library Service

Using the royalties from the RDA Workbook, TSRT recruited Emily Clasper to lead a workshop on Project Management for library employees.

“Project Management Skills for Better Library Service” was held on Wednesday, October 11 at NLA/NLSA 2017 in Kearney, NE. It was very successful and well-attended. Andrew Cano, NLA Vice-President/President-Elect and conference program coordinator,  was very impressed with its popularity and thought at one time the session was going to be over capacity!

If you attended this session, we will be sending you an evaluation form soon. We appreciate your time in sharing your rating and suggestions.

Here are a couple of photos from the event.


2017 Sandra Herzinger awardee!

NLA Technical Services Round Table is pleased to announce Betty Breier is the winner of the 2017 Sandra Herzinger Distinguished Service Award!

NLA TSRT Past Chair Melanie Feyerham Schultz and NLA TSRT Chair Euem Osmera visited Betty at Bellevue Public Library to present the award. Please enjoy these photos below from the event.

Nominations open for Sandra Herzinger Award!

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sandra Herzinger Award (Technical Services Round Table’s Distinguished Service Award)!

Technical services employees often feel like the unsung heroes of the library world, working in back rooms while patrons (and even some colleagues) have little idea of how their contributions affect the library. The Sandra Herzinger Award will be given to a Nebraska library worker who has demonstrated exceptional work in the profession and/or has been an advocate for technical services.

Each nominee for the TSRT Technical Services Distinguished Service award must:

  • be employed in, or formerly employed in, a technical services position in a Nebraska library (According to the TSRT website, technical services includes: acquisitions, collection development, cataloging and classification, preservation, serials control, interlibrary loan and document delivery.)
  • be an active and involved employee of his/her library, as well as an active and involved member of the Nebraska library community
  • have a proven record of demonstrating the value of technical services, both to colleagues within the library community and to library patrons
  • It is not necessary for the nominee to be a member of TSRT.

Nomination Process:

Please fill out this form to nominate a colleague you think is deserving of this award.

If desired, you may also submit up to two letters which support and endorse your nomination. Such letters may provide further information about the nominee.

Nominations and letters of support must be received by August 31, 2017. If you are unable to use the form or would prefer email, please submit your nomination to the TSRT Chair, Melanie Feyerherm Schultz.



WANTED: TSRT Officer Nominations!

NLA’s Technical Services Round Table is seeking candidates for the open position of Vice Chair / Chair Elect. This position is a three-year commitment, as the elected candidate will serve as Vice Chair, then Chair, then Past Chair. The duties of each of these positions can be found in the TSRT Bylaws.

If you are interested in running for this position, please contact Emily Dust Nimsakont, TSRT Past Chair by Wednesday, May 31.

TSRT 2017 Spring Business Meeting

The TSRT business meeting will take place during lunch at the 2017 All Round Tables Spring Meeting. Lunch is served in the lower level, so please find the table with TSRT sign or people. Please see below for links to (1) agenda, (2) minutes of previous meeting, and (3) financial report.

Location: Lower Level, Seward Memorial Library, Seward Nebraska
Time & Date: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, April 7.

Agenda for April 7 TSRT business meeting

Minutes from October 21 2016 TSRT business meeting

2017 TSRT Financial Report from NLA Treasurer

Register for 2017 All Round Tables Spring Meeting!

It’s time to register for the Spring Meeting!

Location: Seward Memorial Library, Seward Nebraska
Time & Date: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 7.

Registration Rates (lunch included!):
ITART, IFRT, TSRT or NMRT member — $20
Non-member — $25
Current library science student — $15

Register online by midnight March 31.

Are you ready for an all around great spring meeting? Then sign up for the all round table event happening April 7!

For questions, please contact Scott Childers.

Submit proposals for 2017 Spring Meeting!

We are accepting presentation proposals for this year’s NLA Round Tables Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Seward Memorial Library on April 7

The deadline for presentation proposals is March 10. 

If you have something to say in the areas of intellectual freedom, technical services, library technology, or have advice for new librarians – we want to hear it!

We’re hoping to offer multiple 50-minute sessions, as well as a lightning round of short presentations.

Now is your chance to share your great ideas with your colleagues! You don’t have to be a member of any of the round tables to present or attend!

To submit a proposal, use this online proposal form. For questions on submitting proposals, please contact Scott Childers.