The Tech Rodeo is part of the scholarship program administered by the Nebraska Library Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
It was designed to enhance the learning that scholarship students were doing in their academic program and to encourage collaboration, communication, and creativity.
Participants will work in groups on projects concerning library-related trends and issues. The projects will involve content creation, training, and communications. Throughout the Rodeo, students will have opportunities to learn more about specific aspects of technology used in libraries.
By learning through doing, participants will develop their skills not only with specific hardware and software, but will enhance their learning skills, and will practice some of the “soft” skills–team-building, group dynamics, project management–that are so important in the 21st Century workplace.
This event was made possible by a 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.