Registration for the required Basic Skills course, Communication, will open Thursday, August 18th on the Nebraska Library Commission Calendar at: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/calendar/calendar.asp?Month2Show=9/1/2011. The class will be held September 19 – 30.
Communications has been named the most important skill for library directors. In this class, we will cover general communications skills as well as some specialized forms of communications such as community relations, advocacy and marketing.
Other Basic Skills classes coming up in 2011 are: Library Services to Children and Youth, Reference, Intellectual Freedom and the Core Values of Librarianship, and Collection Management. Registration has filled up for Library Services to Children and Youth. Registrations for the other classes will be announced. The complete 2011 schedule is available at: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/CE/BasicSkills/NBScalendar.aspx.
The 2012 schedule of Basic Skills courses will be announced at the NLA/NEMA Annual Conference.