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NLA/NSLA 2015 Joint Conference / Events



Libraries are the Heart of the Community:  

Nebraska Innovation Campus Reception and Tour   

Wed. Oct. 14th    6:30-8:30

2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508


Come see firsthand how collaboration, learning and innovation work together to transform ideas into reality.   Tour Nebraska Innovation Campus, enjoy appetizers, a cash bar and meet and greet old and new friends.   We will have a shuttle bus between the Cornhusker and the Innovation Campus. Or, it is a quick, easy drive and plenty of free parking.

Join us for a tour of “uniquely designed buildings of quality construction that promote positive energy, foster interaction and stimulate ideas, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.” See firsthand their innovation studios, new greenhouses, the food program and their zero waste management. Visit with Lincoln and Omaha community collaborators: the North Omaha Tool Library/Artists Co-op; Do Space - the new digital library - to hear about their services, resources, and ideas; LPS makerspace kits, UNO Creative Labs and more.    

Fee:  $10

(NOTE:  GPS does not always work if you type in the address- they tell people to search for Bob Devaney Center and it is directly east… or ride the shuttle and don’t worry about finding it!)



Exhibitor’s Reception  4:30-5:30

Buffet Gala  5:30-7         Cornhusker Hotel

Featuring the PRAIRIE GATORS:  5:30-6:30  Wear your foot-tapping, dancing shoes and join us for this all-conference Buffet Gala, with music from  the Prairie Gators.  The Prairie Gators are eastern Nebraska's Cajun music connection - playing Cajun, Zydeco, Creole, Country and Folk....a foot-stompin' hoedown.  They play on the street and occasionally get invited inside.   We invited them inside for great Cajun music and fun.

Wine Toss Fundraiser  5:30-7    Just like the Ring Toss game at the fair… but with an adult twist! Get 3 chances for $10 to ring yourself a bottle (or two) of wine. Any bottle you ring you get to keep!

Dine-arounds 7:15-9:00 

All dinearounds are scheduled for Thursday evening, 7:00 PM, and are all within walking distance (1 mile or less) from the Cornhusker. All are located in the Haymarket and Railyard districts. Join a group of Nebraska librarians and try out some of the new Lincoln restaurants, or an old favorite!


Reservations will only be accepted in person at the NLA Conference Registration desk until NOON on Thursday. Limit of 20 guests at each restaurant!


To preview the list of restaurants and their menus, see the list below.  A print version of the menu will be on site if you need to confer with your friends.



Distance from Cornhusker

Price Range

Menu Type

Website with Menu


Flatwater Bistro

10 blocks, .8 mile, 16 min walk


Contemporary American/Bistro


Hiro 88

11 blocks, 1 mile, 19 min walk


Chinese & Sushi

Kathryn Kelley


9 blocks, .8 mile, 15 min walk


Contemporary American

Amy Wenzl

Mellow Mushroom

10 blocks, 1 mile, 19 min walk



Becky Pasco/Cathy McMahon


6 blocks, .5 mile, 10 min walk




Sebastian's Table

4.5 blocks, .3 mile, 6 min walk


Tapas (Mediterranean/Spanish)

Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

Single Barrel

6 blocks, .5 mile, 10 min walk


Nebraska Burgers/BBQ


The Oven

8 blocks, .7 mile, 14 min walk



Corinne Jacox



Late night options:

9:15-?    Trivia Night:  Lancaster 4,5,6

Join us for an evening of Trivial Fun. You never know what you just might know! Decide as a team the correct answer to themed questions. The team with the highest score at the end of ten rounds is crowned champion. Teams will be formed at the event. Location to be announced.

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