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2006.09.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

'Road Trip' to Focus on Library Science

Omaha - Becky Pasco, coordinator of Library Science Education programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), will be providing information in four communities around the state about the diverse array of library science education programs available to Nebraskans who would like to work in academic, public, special or school libraries.  Her message?  There has never been a more exciting time to work in a library or information agency.

"There is currently a huge need at the state, regional and national level for people who have the technical and human relations skills necessary to work in today's dynamic 21st century libraries," Pasco said.  "Do you enjoy working with people?  Do you enjoy technology?  Do you want to make a difference in your school, on your campus, or in your community by connecting people with the information and ideas that support their personal and professional needs and growth?"  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Pasco recommends considering a career in libraries!

Pasco has organized two "Recruiting Road Trips" to highlight the Library Science Education programs available in Nebraska, which include both undergraduate and graduate programs at UNO, the Community College Library Technical Assistant program, the UNO/Missouri cooperative Master of Arts in Library Science degree program, and the upcoming UNO/Chadron State Masters of Education/School Library Media endorsement program set to begin in the fall of 2007. 

The Road Trip itinerary:

Wednesday, Sept. 20

·      11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Platte Public Library, North Platte, Neb.

·      4 to 6 p.m. at the Scottsbluff Public Library, Scottsbluff, Neb.

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21 and 22

·      8 a.m to 5:30 p.m. at the South Dakota Library Association Annual Conference, Rapid City, S.D.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

·      11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Neb.

·      4 to 6 p.m. at the Valentine Public Library, Valentine, Neb.

Thursday, Sept. 28

·      8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Library Association Annual Conference, Gillette, Wyo.

"We've been getting wonderful support from the librarians in the areas we will be visiting," she said.  "It's also important for us to go to Wyoming and South Dakota as neither state has a graduate library science program and those citizens need good library and information professionals too!"

For more information on the "Recruiting Road Trips" and about careers in library science, call (402) 554-2119 or 1-800-858-8648, ext. 2119, or e-mail rpasco@mail.unomaha.edu.

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