NCompass Live: 2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program

NCompass live small Join us for next week’s NCompass Live, “2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program”, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time. The Nebraska Library Commission will make up to $25,000 available to accredited Nebraska public libraries for internships through the 2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program. The 2017 grant process mirrors the 2016 Internship Grant Program. The program works to introduce high school and college students to the varied and exciting work of Nebraska Libraries. The internships are intended to function as a recruitment tool in helping the student to view the library as a viable career opportunity while providing the public library with the finances (up to $1,000 per library or branch) to provide stipends to the student(s). In the past student interns helped libraries expand programs, complete projects, improve websites, teach classes, expand social media use, while bringing in fresh ideas to the library. Grant applications will be accepted electronically between October 21 and December 21, 2016. In this session, supervisors from select 2016 participating libraries will share their experiences from earlier this year–including successes and lessons learned. This session will also introduce the upcoming 2017 grant opportunity for internships, offered by the Nebraska Library Commission in partnership with Nebraska‚Äôs Regional Library Systems and supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission. Presenters: JoAnn McManus, Internship Grant Program Manager and Mary Jo Ryan, Communications Coordinator both with the Nebraska Library Commission; Karen Drevo, Youth Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library; Terri Eberly, Director, Auld Public Library (Red Cloud); and Sharon Kastanek, Director, Dvoracek Memorial Library (Wilber). Upcoming NCompass Live events:
  • Nov. 9 – Do Space: Omaha’s Digital Library
  • Nov. 16 – Computer Networking for Librarians
  • Nov. 30 – Reader of the Week
For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage. NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.
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