Back To Schedule
Friday, October 4 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Opportunity, Advocacy and Library Associations

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

What is a library association all about, and why should you get involved? Active association membership can often build leadership skills, present professional development opportunities, and add impressive experience to a resume. But don’t forget that you can benefit a professional organization just as much as it can benefit you. A panel of current members from several types and regional levels of library associations will discuss their organizations, how they differ, and how you can use your talents to advocate for libraries through active membership. Panel members will be Scott Childers from the Nebraska Library Association, Lori Juhlin from the Iowa Library Association and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, Micki Dietrich from the American Library Association, and Evonne Edgington from the Mountains Plains Library Association.

avatar for Jennifer Lockwood

Jennifer Lockwood

Children's Librarian, Gretna Public Library
avatar for Lori Juhlin

Lori Juhlin

Library Director, Hawarden Public Library
Lori is a Library Director in a small, rural library. She earned her Masters Degree in Library & Information Science in 2016. She has worked in libraries for over 10 years in a variety of roles in Nebraska & Iowa.
avatar for Micki Dietrich

Micki Dietrich

Branch Manager - Charles B Washington Library, Omaha Public Library
Micki Dietrich has worked for Omaha Public Library for over 12 years and is currently the Branch Manager at the Charles B. Washington Branch Library. During her time at OPL, Micki has lead numerous teams and working groups focused on making OPL a better organization. Micki has over... Read More →
avatar for Scott Childers

Scott Childers

Executive Director, Southeast Library System
Nebraska Library Association
avatar for Evonne Edgington

Evonne Edgington

Manager, Millard Branch of Omaha Public Library
Mountain Plains Library Association, Omaha Public Library since 2001

Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am CDT
Dapper III