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Scholarship students headed to ALA Conference in Anaheim

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), three 21st Century Librarian scholarship students will attend the upcoming American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim. Chip Watchorn, Mike Elsener, and Michelle McCay-Broyles received stipend awards to attend the conference. The purpose of the stipend program is to enhance and broaden students’ educational experience. To date, ten students have attended conferences sponsored by the Public Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, Library Information Technology Association, as well as the Mountain Plains Library Association 2012 Leadership Institute.

To date, fify-four scholarships have been awarded to fifty-one students. Current scholarship recipients are participating and reporting on trainings that range from a hands-on introduction to eBooks and eReaders to live and recorded webinars about the latest Internet tools, and many are register for this summer’s Tech Rodeo. Participants are networking with Nebraska librarians on the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians. And, through the associated stipends program, students have purchased laptop computers to use with their online classes, joined professional library associations, and attended regional and national conferences.

The scholarships, stipends, and value-added training are offered through the Nebraska Library Commission’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, which is funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. For more information, contact Kathryn Brockmeier, Grant Program Manager, by e-mail, or by phone 402-471-4002 or 800-307-2665.

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 www.imls.gov.

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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 21st Century Librarian scholarships to ten Nebraska students in undergraduate and graduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, “The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to support Nebraska students engaged in pre-professional library science educational programs. The focus on 21st century skills is essential to meeting the library service needs of Nebraska’s diverse population. We expect that our program will assist in providing students with needed skills leading to higher quality library services across Nebraska.”

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, a Master of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science, a Master of Arts or Science degree in Education with a School Library Media endorsement, or a Graduate-level School Library Media Endorsement should submit application materials by June 1, 2012.

For more information about Nebraska’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, see NowHiringAtYourLibrary.org.  For a list of current scholarship recipients, see http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/nowhiring/Scholarshipsrecipients.asp.

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 www.imls.gov.

April 2012 Scholarship Recipients

Andrea Wright, Omaha
Kimberly Rothgeb, Omaha
Libby Munsell, York
Angela Krejci, Louisville
Nicholas Runyan, Ainsworth
Angela Stacie Bannon, Lincoln
Jill Sempek, Columbus
Carryna Northup, Lincoln
Michelle McCay-Broyles, Holdrege
Monica Tidyman, Stromsburg

 

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$27,000 in Internship Grants Awarded to Nebraska Public Libraries

The Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Library Association recently awarded 21st Century Librarian internship grants totaling $27,000 to nineteen Nebraska public libraries. These internship grants will support public library interns, who will contribute to the scope and value of the diverse programs and activities in Nebraska’s public libraries.

“The internships are a great opportunity for students to work in libraries, contributing needed help and sharing skills for a variety of summer and year-round library projects. Benefits abound for all involved – for the interns, for the libraries, and for the people served by the participating libraries,” said Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner. “The Nebraska Library Commission appreciates the renewal of Federal and foundation support for the internship grants.”

Funding for the project is provided through a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Such funding helps the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Library Association continue to support the missions and goals of libraries across Nebraska and statewide efforts to recruit the next generation of Nebraska’s librarians.

Student interns will learn about library work as they shadow and assist with day-to-day library operations and implement special projects. Interns will lead youth summer reading program activities, conduct training sessions to teach senior citizens to use technology, facilitate book discussion activities, help develop and update library Website and Facebook pages, create young adult library programs and spaces, work on publicity materials for library programs, sort and preserve archival materials, and assist in a host of other worthwhile activities.

In 2011, interns brought their technology skills to the forefront, much to the appreciation of the library staff, library customers, and community:

  •  One intern helped the library set up its social networking page. She wrote weekly entries on it also. She was also able to help patrons set up social networking pages. She enjoyed working with customers and their computer problems. These customers visited the library every day she worked at the library.
  • Another intern used her tech skills to help the children manipulate photos of themselves using computer software so they would have crazy/weird pictures of themselves.
  •  A third intern headed up an e-reader book discussion for a group of middle school boys.

The following Nebraska libraries received internship grant funding in April 2012:

  • Arapahoe Public Library
  •  Bassett, Rock County Public Library
  •  Blair Public Library
  • Chadron Public Library
  • Clearwater Public Library
  • Howells Public Library
  • Lincoln City Libraries
  • McCook Public Library
  • Norfolk Public Library
  • North Platte Public Library
  • Omaha Public Library
  • Orleans, CB Preston Memorial Library
  • Papillion, Sump Memorial Library
  • Ponca Carnegie Library
  • Randolph, Lied Randolph Public Library
  • Rushville Public Library
  • Schuyler Public Library
  • Scribner Public Library
  • Tilden, Raymond A. Whitwer Public Library

 

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21st Century Librarian Scholarship Applications Due June 1, 2012

The Nebraska Library Commission announces the fifth cycle of its 21st Century Librarian Scholarship program (http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/NowHiring/Scholarships.asp). Legal residents of the state of Nebraska are eligible to apply. In this fifth cycle, online applications are due June 1, 2012; transcripts (as required) are due May 22, 2012; and letters of recommendation, if mailed, are due May 22, 2012. The amount of the scholarship award varies by the degree or certificate the applicant is pursuing and the applicant’s course plan.

Scholarships may be used for tuition (for coursework contributing toward a certificate or degree), course-required materials, and school-assessed fees at the following levels:

  • Library and Information Science (LIS) Professional Certificate
  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (LIS)
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media
  • Master of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS)
  • Master of Arts or Science degree in Education (MEd) with a School Library Media endorsement
  • Graduate-level School Library Media Endorsement

Scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply for stipends for such things as laptop computers, professional association dues, and regional or national conference attendance.

This dynamic program includes enhanced learning opportunities such as this summer’s 21st Century Skills Seminar, webinars, face-to-face training, and online social networking, such as the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians.

To date, fify-four scholarships have been awarded to fifty-one students. Current scholarship recipients are participating and reporting on trainings that range from a hands-on introduction to eBooks and eReaders to live and recorded webinars about the latest Internet tools. Participants are networking with Nebraska librarians on the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians. And, through the associated stipends program, students have purchased laptop computers to use with their online classes, joined professional library associations, and attended regional and national conferences such as the 2012 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia and the 2011 American Association of School Librarians conference in Minneapolis.

The scholarships, stipends, and value-added training are offered through the Nebraska Library Commission’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, which is funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. For more information, contact Kathryn Brockmeier, Grant Program Manager, by e-mail, or by phone 402-471-4002 or 800-307-2665.

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 www.imls.gov.

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Scholarship students to attend PLA conference

Thanks to a 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, five scholarship students will attend the Public Library Association 2012 Conference March 13–17 in Philadelphia through the scholarship stipend program.

The Nebraska Library Commission’s 21st Century Librarian scholarship program is not just about paying for Nebraska students’ tuition, fees, and books. It’s about enhancing the students’ educational experiences and helping prepare them for a successful library career. Stipends are payments for use toward approved, scholarship-related expenses in addition to their scholarship awards. Stipend opportunities include the purchase of a laptop computer, attendance at one library-related national or regional conference, and membership in one library-related professional association.

Upon return, students are expected to report on their experiences, by posting on the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, and by presenting during live webinars and conference presentations. And, watch for live updates from the students during the conference by reading their posts the Facebook wall.

For more information about Nebraska’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, see NowHiringAtYourLibrary.org.

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 www.imls.gov.

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Upcoming scholarship deadlines

IMLS LogoApplications for the first 2012 wave of Institute of Museum and Library Services 21st Century Scholarships is soon coming to a close, with a deadline of March 1, 2012. The second wave will open up after March 1 and the Nebraska Library Commission will once again accept applications at the levels of Master of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS), Master of Arts or Science Degree in Education (MEd) with a School Library Media endorsement, and Graduate-level School Library Media Endorsement–in addition to the levels of Library and Information Services (LIS, formerly LTA) Professional Certificate, Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Services (LIS, formerly LTA), and Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media.

In other scholarship news of interest to Nebraska library science students:

  • The Nebraska Educational Media Association’s Karla Wendelin Continuing Education Scholarship for School Librarianship application is due March 15, 2012. NEMA members are eligible to apply. The applicant must show current registration status in school library media/youth services courses in a Nebraska Institution of Higher Education OR current registration status in school library media/youth services workshop/conference. Additional NEMA scholarships offered are available for review at http://www.schoollibrariesrock.org/scholarships.html.
  • The Nebraska Library Association is accepting applications for the Louise A. Nixon and Duane Munson scholarships, due April 15, 2012. Applicants who have been a member of NLA for at least one year are eligible to apply. Details about applicant requirements and scholarship conditions are available on the NLA website.

The Nebraska Library Commission’s Now Hiring @ your library© website provides a list of various scholarships available to students pursuing credentials in library science. Details are available at http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/nowhiring/Scholarships.asp#Other_Scholarships.

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Internship Grant application deadline extended to March 1, 2012

The Nebraska Library Commission’s 21st Century Librarian Internship Grant application deadline has been extended from February 15, 2012, to March 1, 2012.

See the Jan. 12, 2012, NCompass blog post for a short description, or visit the Internships page of the Now Hiring @ your library© website.

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Public Library Internship Grant applications due Feb. 15, 2012

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2012
1/30/12 NOTE: The deadline has been extended to March 1, 2012

The Nebraska Library Commission’s 21st Century Librarian program offers support for student internships through grants to accredited public libraries. In partnership with the Nebraska Library Association and funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, the internship grants increase awareness about library professions and education and the opportunities for employment in Nebraska libraries. So, what can your library do with the internship program?

  • Share your enthusiasm for library education and the library profession.
  • Expand your programming.
  • Bring in fresh faces.
  • Show interns what happens behind-the-scenes.
  • Partner with other library types to show the variety of work settings.

Internship grants range from $500 to $1,000. A library may provide one 100-hour internship during the summer months that might last eight weeks, or two 50-hour internships during the school year that might last ten weeks, depending on the needs of the library and the scheduling needs and qualifications of the internship candidates. Library grantees will recruit, select, and hire their interns. Usually, interns are hired as contract workers and paid on a stipend rather than an hourly wage, but the terms of employment are determined by the library’s governing body experiences. Interns provide valuable assistance with library service activities and local library programming. Library staff help introduce interns to the joys of library service careers.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2012. More information is available on the Now Hiring @ your library© website.

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21st Century Librarian Scholarship Applications Due Mar. 1, 2012

The Nebraska Library Commission announces the fourth cycle of its 21st Century Librarian Scholarship program (http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/NowHiring/Scholarships.asp). Legal residents of the state of Nebraska are eligible to apply. In this fourth cycle, online applications are due March 1, 2012; transcripts (as required) are due Feb. 18, 2012; and letters of recommendation, if mailed, are due Feb. 18, 2012. The amount of the scholarship award varies by the degree or certificate the applicant is pursuing and the applicant’s course plan.

Scholarships may be used for tuition (for coursework contributing toward a certificate or degree), course-required materials, and school-assessed fees at the following levels:

  • Library and Information Science (LIS) Professional Certificate
  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (LIS)
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media

Scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply for stipends for such things as laptop computers, professional association dues, and regional or national conference attendance.

This dynamic program includes enhanced learning opportunities such as the 21st Century Skills Seminar, webinars, face-to-face training, and online social networking, such as the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians.

To date, forty-seven scholarships have been awarded to forty-five students. Current scholarship recipients are participating and reporting on trainings that range from a hands-on introduction to eBooks and eReaders to live and recorded webinars about the latest Internet tools. Participants are networking with Nebraska librarians on the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians. And, through the associated stipends program, students have purchased laptop computers to use with their online classes, joined professional library associations, and attended regional and national conferences.

The scholarships, stipends, and value-added training are offered through the Nebraska Library Commission’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, which is funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. For more information, contact Kathryn Brockmeier, Grant Program Manager, by e-mail, or by phone 402-471-4002 or 800-307-2665.

NOTE: Due to the fantastic response to the Nebraska Library Commission’s Librarians for the 21st Century master’s-level scholarships, we cannot accept additional master’s-level scholarship applications until after March 1, 2012. Students who wish to apply for scholarships for a Master of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS), Master of Arts or Science Degree in Education (MEd) with a School Library Media endorsement, or Graduate-level School Library Media Endorsement should submit all application materials by June 1, 2012. Master’s-level scholarship application forms will be available after March 1, 2012.

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 www.imls.gov.

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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 21st Century Librarian scholarships to thirteen Nebraska students in undergraduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, “The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to support Nebraska students engaged in library science educational programs. The focus on 21st century skills is essential to meeting the library service needs of Nebraska’s diverse population. We expect that our three-year program will assist in providing students with needed skills leading to higher quality library services across Nebraska.”

To date, forty-seven scholarships have been awarded to forty-five students. Current scholarship recipients are participating and reporting on trainings that range from a hands-on introduction to eBooks and eReaders to live and recorded webinars about the latest Internet tools. Participants are networking with Nebraska librarians on the Nebraska Librarians Learning Together Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians. And, through the associated stipends program, students have purchased laptop computers to use with their online classes, joined professional library associations, and attended regional and national conferences.

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, or a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media should submit application materials by March 1, 2012. Master’s-level scholarship application forms will be available after March 1, 2012.

For more information about Nebraska’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, see NowHiringAtYourLibrary.org. For a list of current scholarship recipients, see below.

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 www.imls.gov.

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, http://nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases.

2012 Scholarship Recipients

  • Nancy Black, Uehling
  • Justine Goeden, West Point
  • Odessa Meyer, South Sioux City
  • Elicia Micek, Columbus
  • Vickie Morlock, Lodgepole
  • Debra Nadrchal, Clarkson
  • Vicki Perrie, Superior
  • Dorothy Schultz, Wood River
  • Brenda Schwarz, Lexington
  • Sky Seery, North Platte
  • Kimberley Steinbrink, Omaha
  • Dana Still, Hastings
  • Tracy Tibbels, Lincoln
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Provide Practical Help for Job Hunters in Your Community

Library staff can invite job hunters in your community to come to the library and attend an upcoming NCompass Live Online Webinar. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness in your community about what a great resource the library computer center can be for job hunters. Hook up a projector to one of your computers, put on the coffee pot, and join us on December 14 for:

NCompass Live: Brave New World (Wide Web): Job hunting in the 21st Century – Online Dec. 14, 10:00 a.m. CT

Join Kit Keller to learn about the importance of effectively using LinkedIn and Twitter to connect and make job contacts, set up alerts, volunteer for projects, and other activities that just a few years ago were not part of this process. Job hunting has changed, and if you haven’t changed with it, you and your library customers are likely to miss opportunities.Register NOW for this session at: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgId=10866. Invite community members to join you!

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NCompass Live: Volunteers, A Link to the Community – Recorded Online Session

Volunteers come from the community to serve, and go back into the community as ambassadors of the library. Annette Hall, TBBS Volunteer Services Coordinator, will show how you can plan every step of their volunteer experience to be the best it can be — from recruitment, selection, and training to supervision, evaluation, and recognition.

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21st Century Librarian Scholarship Applications Due Nov. 1

The Nebraska Library Commission announces the third cycle of its 21st Century Librarian Scholarship program (http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/NowHiring/Scholarships.asp). Legal residents of the state of Nebraska are eligible to apply. In this third cycle, online applications are due November 1, transcripts (as required) are due October 21, and letters of recommendation, if mailed, are due October 21. The amount of the scholarship award varies by the degree or certificate the applicant is pursuing and the applicant’s course plan.

Scholarships may be used for tuition (for coursework contributing toward a certificate or degree), course-required materials, and school-assessed fees at the following levels:

  • Library and Information Science (LIS, formerly LTA) Professional Certificate
  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (LIS, formerly LTA)
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media

Scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply for stipends for such things as laptop computers, professional association dues, and regional or national conference attendance.

This dynamic program includes enhanced learning opportunities such as the 21st Century Skills Seminar, webinars, face-to-face training, and online social networking.

The scholarships, stipends, and value-added training are offered through the Nebraska Library Commission’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, which is funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. For more information, contact Kathryn Brockmeier, Grant Program Manager, by e-mail, or by phone 402-471-4002 or 800-307-2665.

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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 21st Century Librarian scholarships to more than thirty-three Nebraska students in undergraduate and graduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, “The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to support the education of Nebraska students engaged in pre-professional and professional library science programs. The focus on 21st century skills is essential to meeting the library service needs of Nebraska’s diverse and changing population. We have high expectations that our three-year program will equip hundreds of students with essential skills leading to higher quality library services across Nebraska.”

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, or 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, 2011. Master’s-level scholarship application forms will be available after March 1, 2012.

For more information about Nebraska’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, see NowHiringAtYourLibrary.org. For a list of current scholarship recipients, see below.

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 www.imls.gov.

 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, http://nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases.

2011 Scholarship Recipients

  • Deborah Aden, Lincoln
  • Jennifer Barnason, Lincoln
  • Nathan Behlke, Benkelman
  • Connie Bellingtier, Elgin
  • Michaela Braun, Atkinson
  • Donna Christiansen, Plainview
  • Shanna Crosby-Wilson, Omaha
  • Michael Elsener, Lincoln
  • Susan Finkral, Leigh
  • Sara Friest, Lincoln
  • Willa Garay, Lincoln
  • Delilah Gillming, Kearney
  • Justine Goeden, West Point
  • Tanya Hirsch, North Platte
  • Scott Ideen, Lincoln
  • Emily Kesten, Elkhorn
  • Chandra Kosmicki, Boelus
  • Brian Maass, Bellevue
  • Marguerite Miller, Omaha
  • Jennifer Misbach, Omaha
  • Allison Reisig, Morrill
  • Jennie Schneider, O’Neill
  • Andrew Sherman, Omaha
  • Lara Sok, Norfolk
  • Naomi Solomon, Omaha
  • Kimberley Steinbrink, Omaha
  • Rebecca Terrell, Omaha
  • Monica Tidyman, Stromsburg
  • Rozanne Tuttle, Ogallala
  • Lisa Voss, Lincoln
  • Tina Walker, Kearney
  • Sarah Warneke, Omaha
  • David Watchorn, Ponca
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Central Community College – Library and Information Services class for Fall

Enrollment is open for:

Fall 2011 Library & Information Services Online Course Offerings (August 22 – December 15), including:
LIBR 1010 Foundations of Library and Information Services
Marty Magee, Instructor

LIBR 2250 Leadership & Management in Library & Information Agencies
Michael Straatmann, Instructor

LIBR 2210 Cataloging and Classification
Ruth Carlock, Instructor

LIBR 2940  Library and Information Services Capstone Practicum
Erica Rose, Instructor

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For information on 21st Century Librarian Scholarships, see: Nebraska Library Commission Website at:   http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/NowHiring/Scholarships.asp

For information concerning Admissions or Registration, contact:
Dee Johnson, djohnson@cccneb.edu, 402-562-1418 or Toll Free at 877-222-0780.

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Masters-level Scholarship Applications Deferred to 2012

Due to the fantastic response to the Nebraska Library Commission’s Librarians for the 21st Century master’s-level scholarships, we cannot accept additional master’s-level scholarship applications until after March 1, 2012. Students who wish to apply for scholarships for a Master of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS), Master of Arts or Science Degree in Education (MEd) with a School Library Media endorsement, or Graduate-level School Library Media Endorsement should submit all application materials by June 1, 2012. Master’s-level scholarship application forms will be available after March 1, 2012.

The Nebraska Library Commission will continue to accept applications for the following scholarships:

…according to the schedule on the Now Hiring Website .

 

 

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21st Century Librarian Scholarships Now Available

The Nebraska Library Commission announces today the launch of its 21st Century Librarian Scholarship program (http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/NowHiring/Scholarships.asp). Legal residents of the state of Nebraska are eligible to apply. There will be three application cycles in 2011. In the first cycle, online applications are due June 1, transcripts (as required) are due May 23, and letters of recommendation, if mailed, are due May 23. The amount of the scholarship award varies by the degree or certificate the applicant is pursuing and the applicant's course plan.

Scholarships may be used for tuition (for coursework contributing toward a certificate or degree), course-required materials, and school-assessed fees at the following levels:

Library and Information Science (LIS, formerly LTA) Professional Certificate
Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (LIS, formerly LTA)
Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media
Master of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Master of Arts or Science degree in Education (MEd) with a School Library Media endorsement
Graduate-level (MEd) Library Media Endorsement

Scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply for stipends for such things as laptop computers, professional association dues, and regional or national conference attendance.

This dynamic program includes enhanced learning opportunities such as the 21st Century Skills Seminar, webinars, face-to-face training, and online social networking.

The scholarships, stipends, and value-added training are offered through the Nebraska Library Commission's Cultivating Rural Librarians' 21st Century Skills program, which is funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. For more information, contact Kathryn Brockmeier, Grant Program Manager, by e-mail, or by phone 402-471-4002 or 800-307-2665.

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Public Libraries Invited to Apply for Student Internship Grants

Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2011
The Nebraska Library Commission’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program offers support for student internships through grants to accredited public libraries. In partnership with the Nebraska Library Association and funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, the internship grants increase awareness about library professions and education and the opportunities for employment in Nebraska libraries.
So, what can your library do with the internship program?

  • Share your enthusiasm for library education and the library profession.
  • Expand your programming.
  • Bring in fresh faces.
  • Show interns what happens behind-the-scenes.
  • Partner with other library types to show the variety of work settings.

Internship grants range from $500 to $1,000. A library may provide one 100-hour internship during the summer months that might last eight weeks, or two 50-hour internships during the school year that might last ten weeks, depending on the needs of the library and the scheduling needs and qualifications of the internship candidates. Library grantees will recruit, select, and hire their interns. Usually, interns are hired as contract workers and paid on a stipend rather than an hourly wage, but the terms of employment are determined by the library’s governing body experiences. Interns provide valuable assistance with library service activities and local library programming. Library staff help introduce interns to the joys of library service careers.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28, 2011. More information is available on the Now Hiring @ your library© website.

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Scholarship Opportunities Abound for Aspiring Librarians

Yes, there really is money out there to help library students pursue their education. The American Library Association has just announced that their most recent scholarship cycle has begun. Applications for masters-level librarian and school librarian students are being accepted through March 8, 2011. Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000. Get more information at www.ala.org/scholarships.
And, don’t forget, NLC was awarded a grant this summer from IMLS to provide scholarships to Nebraskans at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s levels (both MEd and MLS). Applications will be made available in early 2011. Check in with the Now Hiring @ your library© site for updates. Other scholarship opportunities are listed at this time.

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Positions Now Open for Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities Project

Positions responsible for the implementation of the Nebraska Library Commission statewide library public computer center project (Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities) are now open.
Individuals interested in the following positions:
*[obsolete link removed] Project and Program Coordinator (Information Technology Infrastructure Support Analyst/Senior) #034-60001
*[obsolete link removed] Information Technology Infrastructure Support Analyst/Sr (IT Support Coordinator) #034-60002 *[obsolete link removed] Federal Aid Administrator II (Grant Compliance Officer) #034-60003
should visit the website: statejobs.nebraska.gov to apply online on or before 10/1/10, OR visit a NE Workforce Development office, and/or call 402-471-2075.
For more information about Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/lbbnc/.

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