Carol Erkens
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  • Omaha, NE
  • United States
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Carol Erkens replied to Amanda Dougherty's discussion Listing Variety Names
"We had a visit from the state Ag department as well. That's when folks went to the state legislature and lobbied to have the seed law (which was written to control seed companies for commercial purposes) amended to exclude seed libraries and…"
Jun 22, 2016
Carol Erkens replied to Amanda Dougherty's discussion Listing Variety Names
"If you keep track of your sources (where you obtained the seed), then you can track back the 'right' to name the seed. Most heirloom seed are not a problem. Has seed legislation been passed or is it in legislation now? you may need some…"
Jun 22, 2016
Carol Erkens replied to Lynne Sullivan's discussion Encouraging seed donations from borrowers
"have you had classes on how to save seed properly? We don't require it, but we encourage seed saving/donation when people know what they're doing. Our seed library is funded by donations through the Foundation. We did have to go to the…"
May 12, 2016

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Aug 23, 2014
Molly Kennedy replied to Carol Erkens's discussion Other staff and seed library support in the group Public Librarians
"Our library is small - we're in a a rural town of 7000. We don't have branches and there are only 3 of us that are employed there. I started the seed library and the other 2 librarians are very supportive, but they aren't bought in at…"
May 17, 2014
Carol Erkens added a discussion to the group Public Librarians
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Other staff and seed library support

How 'bought in' are the other staff members? In multi-branch systems where the seed library is housed at only one location, do the other locations talk up the seed library?Is your seed library considered a 'collection', like the genealogy section or the government documents? Or is it considered a 'library with a library'?Carol Erkens, Adult Services LibrarianOmaha Public LibraryBenson BranchSee More
May 17, 2014
Carol Erkens joined Rebecca Newburn's group
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Public Librarians

This group is for public librarians who also run seed lending libraries and is meant as a forum to exchange ideas and support.See More
May 13, 2014
Carol Erkens posted a status
"Packaging seed for the Common Soil Seed Library so patrons will have something to check out!"
Apr 26, 2014
Carol Erkens and Richmond Grows are now friends
Apr 26, 2014
Carol Erkens is now a member of The Seed Library Social Network
Apr 24, 2014
Carol Erkens liked Rebecca Newburn's group Public Librarians
Apr 23, 2014

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Are you involved in a seed library?
Yes we have opened a library.
Affiliations
Omaha Public Library
Website
http://omahalibrary.org/
Birthday
April 25
Occupation
Librarian

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