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Gary on the library's least utilized services Gary on the library's least utilized services
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library, talks about library services that patrons should take advantage of. He discusses the redesigned library website, including the library’s online subscriptions to Consumer Reports and...
Gary on loaning laptops, YP programming, 'Story Time on the Bus' Gary on loaning laptops, YP programming, 'Story Time on the Bus'
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library, talks about exciting new services the library plans to offer. He discusses loaning out laptops, programming for Young Professionals (lectures, music), and a program the library is considering...
Gary on eBook readers, increasing library hours Gary on eBook readers, increasing library hours
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library, talks about exciting new services the library plans to offer. He discusses circulating eBook readers, downloading eBooks, and increasing library hours. Learn more about the Omaha Public Library.
Gary on the differences between Omaha + New York Gary on the differences between Omaha + New York
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library, talks about coming to Omaha from the New York Public Library system.
Theresa on living in Ponca Hills + 3 Likes/3 Things to Change about Omaha Theresa on living in Ponca Hills + 3 Likes/3 Things to Change about Omaha
Theresa Jehlik talks about living in Ponca Hills, 3 Likes about living in Omaha, and 3 Things to Change about the city. She mentions North Omaha restaurants OJ’s Cafe and Finicky Franks. Learn more + see more about Theresa Jehlik and the Benson Branch...
Theresa on moving from Canada + How Omaha has changed since 1980 Theresa on moving from Canada + How Omaha has changed since 1980
Theresa Jehlik talks about moving from Western Canada to Omaha in 1980 and how the city has changed in the 30 years she has lived here. Theresa Jehlik and the Benson Branch on Omaha.net.
History of the Benson Branch + recent changes History of the Benson Branch + recent changes
Theresa Jehlik gives a brief history lesson on Benson Branch Library and talks about the changes she’s made since she become Branch Manager in July 2007. Learn more + see more about the Benson Branch on Omaha.net.
Events for Adults + Children at the Benson Branch Events for Adults + Children at the Benson Branch
Theresa Jehlik talks about the different kinds of events at the Benson Branch Library. Learn more + see more about the Benson Branch on Omaha.net.
Theresa Jehlik introduces the Benson Branch Library Theresa Jehlik introduces the Benson Branch Library
Theresa Jehlik talks about the Benson Branch, a neighborhood library. She says that children’s books, adult continuing education, and computer access are three of the most popular services the library provides. Learn more + see more about the Benson...
Monya's passion: library programming for adults Monya's passion: library programming for adults
Manya Shorr talks about the one group the library needs to serve better: younger adults without children (it’s even hard to name this group, help her out!). She mentions Literary Speed Dating and Board Silly, a board game night. Read more about...
Moving to Omaha + 3 Likes 3 Things to Change Moving to Omaha + 3 Likes 3 Things to Change
Manya Shorr talks about moving from Portland, OR to Omaha ("like Portland was 35 years ago"), the 3 things she likes, and the 3 things she would like to change. Read more about Manya and the Swanson Branch Library she manages on Omaha.net!
Swanson library events + how to use the OPL system Swanson library events + how to use the OPL system
Manya Shorr talks about the regular events, book groups, and new features of the W. Clark Swanson Library. She mentions running Mayhem in the Midlands, a yearly crime fiction conference. Read more about the Swanson Branch Library on Omaha.net!
Manya introduces the responsibilities of reference librarian/branch manager Manya introduces the responsibilities of reference librarian/branch manager
Manya Shorr talks about what makes a good reference librarian ("Learning to ask the right questions to get at what people really want") and being promoted to Swanson Branch manager. Read more about the Swanson Branch Library on Omaha.net!
Beyond books + using the library from home Beyond books + using the library from home
Manya Shorr talks about what the W. Clarke Swanson Library offers beyond books (DVDs, Audbiobooks, databases, etc.) and how people can utilize the library from home (full text newspaper articles, Consumer Reports, and more!). Read more about the Swanson...
What makes Swanson different from other branches What makes Swanson different from other branches
Manya Shorr talks about what makes the W. Clarke Swanson Library different from other branches in the Omaha Public Library system. She highlights the library’s unique Adult Reference Librarian and the recently launched "Rent a Librarian"...
Guerrilla Trail Crew Announces Its Presence
Final shot of the Guerrilla Trail Crew after an afternoon at work. Note Scott’s bike mounted camera. Take that, Lance! Read + see more: Omaha.net spends a day with the GTC GTC homepage
Off to Work We Go
A brief video of the Guerrilla Trail Crew in action on Omaha’s Keystone Trail. Pay special attention to the super-secret, alien-issed hardware attaching the shovels to our bikes. You puny humans won’t invent bungee cords for another 50 years! Mwa-...
Mike D of Guerrilla Trail Crew
Mike D talks about the reason for forming the Guerrilla Trail Crew and why 5 otherwise relatively sane people would give up a Sunday afternoon to help shovel Omaha’s Keystone Trail. Read + see more: Omaha.net spends a day with the GTC GTC homepage
Gabby's favorite thing about her garden
Gabby, a 5th grader at Western Hills Elementary, explains what she loves most about the outdoor garden classroom at her school.
Gabby loves the veggies she grows at school
Gabby, a 5th grader at Western Hills Elementary, explains what she loves most about the outdoor garden classroom at her school.