Nebraska Library Commission Awards 21st Century Skills Scholarships

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian scholarships to sixteen Nebraska students in undergraduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, “The 21st Century Librarian scholarships are helping to assure that Nebraska libraries have educated and skilled staff to serve the thousands of Nebraskans who rely on libraries for a variety of needs each and every day. We congratulate these students for their efforts to improve their knowledge and skills and wish them the very best toward their educational and career goals.”  Students who wish to apply for scholarships for a Library and Information Services Professional Certificate (offered through Nebraska’s community colleges), an Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Services, a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media, should submit application materials by November 1, 2013.  Spring/Summer 2013 Scholarship Recipients Dorlissa Beyer, Aurora Kassandra Bielenberg, Omaha Nancy Black, Uehling Kimberly Blackburn, Broken Bow Gabrielle DeGagne, Omaha Justine Goeden, West Point Kimberly Green-Hailey, South Sioux City Araceli Hernandez, Kearney Angela Krejci, Louisville Misty McClain, North Platte Maureen McCombs, Gretna Margaret McGurk-Kramer, Lincoln Julianne Moulton, Omaha Libby Munsell, York Mary Jo Pittman, Omaha Allison Reisig, Morrill Dorothy Schultz, Wood River Sky Seery, North Platte Samantha Stock, Omaha Jordan Stough, Bellevue Monica Tidyman, Stromsburg Brianna Weichel, Harbine  For more information about Nebraska’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, see For a list of current scholarship recipients, see  The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit  As Nebraska’s state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services-“bringing together people and information.”                                                                           ### The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission Website,  
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1 Response to Nebraska Library Commission Awards 21st Century Skills Scholarships

  1. Dana Still says:

    Congratulations to all recipients!

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