ready for Spring!?
forward to seeing everyone at the March 7th meeting. There has
been a meeting location change. We will no longer be meeting at the College
of Saint Mary’s. Instead we will meet at Bergan Mercy Medical Center located at
7500 Mercy Road at 2:00 PM. The location change was to bring you a great
program. Cindy Perkins and Jim Bothmer will present, Creighton HSL and ACH
Library: Boldly going where no one else has gone before! I hope everyone can make it.
Directions to the Bergan Mercy
If those attending park in the visitors lot in front of the
hospital, you come in the Maternity door and turn left. That leads right
to the library and the meeting room is next door. If you park in the garage, come in those doors and turn right and walk down the walkway (going
east). When you come to the Maternity front door, turn right and there is the
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Anne K. Heimann, Senior Member
March 7, Bergan Mercy Library
June 6, Bryan College of Health Sciences (Lincoln)
September 5, VA
December 5, UNMC
All meetings start at 2 p.m.
The ICON 4th Quarterly Business Meeting will be
held on Friday, Dec. 13th at the Immanuel Medical Center Library at
2:00pm. This will be followed by our annual Holiday Celebration. If you are
planning to attend, please RSVP to me no later than December 8th
so we have an accurate head count for food and gifts. Also, this would be a
good chance to join ICON or renew your membership. The yearly dues are
$10.00 for an individual and can be paid via cash or check.
We also will be electing a new Freshman Member to serve on
the ICON Board so if you are interested in being on the ballot, please let me
know prior to the meeting. It is a three year commitment and a great
opportunity to network and serve in our local library community.
Directions : once you are on the Immanuel
Campus head to the northeast corner of the campus.
The library is located in the Conference Center and The
Conference Center is marked on the directional signs and has a large sign over
the door that says Conference Center.
There is parking right outside the Conference Center door.
Thanks to Joy Winkler for hosting!
Hope to see you there,
The next ICON Business meeting will be held on September 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the McGoogan Library of Medicine (University of Nebraska Medical Center). Jan Rice from Bryan College of the Health Sciences Library will present at the program portion of the meeting on information literacy.Parking and directions can be found on the McGoogan Library's website
It’s that time again – the next ICON Meeting will be on Friday,
June 7th hosted by Bryan College of Health Sciences Library.
Please note the start time is changed for this meeting to 1:30pm.
The campus map can be found online
, with the library being located at letter I. The address is
5035 Everett St. Lincoln NE 68506. There is ample parking in the lot to the
north of the building as well as across 51st
street. We are
encouraging carpooling and those driving are eligible for mileage reimbursement
from ICON with a full car of 3+ people.
The program for this meeting is the annual ACRL & MLA sharing and
swag-fest. If you attended these or other conferences recently, please come
prepared to share some highlights (handouts welcome!). If not, it might be a
good learning opportunity.
- Computers in Libraries – Washington, DC, Apr. 8-10
- ACRL – Indianapolis, Apr. 10-13
- TEDMED – Washington, DC, Apr. 16-19
- MLA – Boston, MA, May 3-8
- MCMLA – St. Lake City, Sep. 14-17
- NLA – Kearney, NE, Oct. 9-11
- Internet Librarian – Monterey, CA, Oct. 28-30
- Brick & Click Academic Library Symposium – Maryville, MO, Nov. 1
The next ICON Meeting will be held at Clarkson College on Friday, March 8th at 2pm. The Library is on the 2nd floor but the meeting will take place in the Board Room on the 6th floor. You may park in any of the student lots which would include Lot 9, 51, 52 or 43 (see map
We will be having a great presentation about Customer Service:Do you have what it takes? First impressions are lasting. Is Sandra Bullock working your service desk or Snooki? Does your body language say “May I help you” or ”Don’t bother me”? Learn how to change attitudes towards customer service and provide an experience worth coming back for”.
Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services and Sarah Letheby, Patron Services Associate from UNO will be providing an interactive presentation on Customer Service. Please bring your questions or specific situations where you would like suggestions on providing quality customer service.
The ICON December meeting and holiday party will be held on Friday, December 14 at 2 p.m. The location is the Creighton Health Sciences Library. The agenda for the meeting and previous meeting minutes can be found on the Meeting Minutes/Agenda page. A map to the library can be found at http://www.creighton.edu/health/library/aboutus/map/index.php
This is just an early reminder that there is an ICON meeting
at 2:00 on Friday, September 7th at Bellevue University. Similar to
last year’s program, our theme is “Best in Show” which means that you have a
chance to brag on what your library has been up to in the past year. Put your
thinking caps on!
It was mentioned at the ICON meeting that scholarships are
available from a number of sources to attend meetings and/or workshops. Here are just a few to start.
ICON offers its members a professional development
scholarships of $250 per person which is another option you may want to pursue,
If you want to attend the MCMLA Meeting this Fall in KC
think about applying for their scholarship. Below is the link to MCMLA
scholarship form page at http://mcmla.org/travel.
You might also want to consider applying for one of the MLA
scholarships for the International Joint Meeting in May 2013. Here is the
link to the MLA Scholarship and Awards page, http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/.
Many MLA Sections also offer scholarship, so be sure to check with any sections
that you are a current member.
Marty reminded everyone that the RML has $20,000 for
professional development opportunities with a max. cap of $1,500 per
application. She did mentioned that the RML scholarship is for other
opportunities and not really for MLA meeting attendance but it doesn’t have to
be for a “library” focused training or meeting.
I hope some of you will apply for one or more of these
scholarships. On a similar note, MCMLA poster deadline is July 2nd,
just in case you are thinking about submitting an idea for this year’s
meeting. (I think it helps when applying for scholarship to have a reason
such as a poster to present at a meeting.
If any of you know of other scholarships that our members
might apply, please share them on the list. I really want to encourage
everyone to go to the International Joint MLA meeting next May. I think
it will offer a number of unique learning and networking experiences.