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Nebraska State Advisory Council on Libraries

Western Nebraska Community College
1601 E. 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE
Friday, July 15, 2005, 10:00 a.m.


1) Welcome and Introductions

a) Remarks from Dr. John N. Harms, President, Western Nebraska Community College
b) Remarks from Senator Adrian Smith, 48th District, Nebraska Legislature
c) Approval of Agenda *
d) Approval of Minutes (March 11, 2005) *

2) Reports / Discussion

a) Nebraska Legislature – Library Related Actions
b) Federal Library Related Legislation and Issues
c) Librarians for the 21st Century Project – “Recruiting the Next Generation of Librarians”
d) Gates Foundation Global Libraries Program Initiatives
e) Consumer Health Information Services – Marty McGee
f) Nebraska Educational Media Association – Steve Davis
g) Nebraska Library Association – Theresa Jehlik

3) The Panhandle Library Scene – Cherie Longmuir, Panhandle Library System Coordinator, and Panhandle region librarians

4) Nebraska Library Service Trends and Issues, 2005 – 2007 (Discussion)

5) Lunch

6) WNCC Library Tour

7) Council Roundtable

8) Recognition, Recommendations and Resolutions *

9) November Council Meeting

a) Proposed Date and Location – November 18 (Lincoln) *

10) Adjournment

* indicates action item

For more information, contact Sue Biltoft.