recently participated in a panel discussion concerning the new USA
PATRIOT Act. The program was part of the Academic Freedom Coalition
of Nebraskas (AFCON) annual meeting. Panelists were asked to
examine how this new federal law affects constitutional freedoms.
I addressed the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on libraries.
In December eighty-seven library staff and supporters across Nebraska viewed the videoconference, Safeguarding our Patrons Privacy: What Every Librarian Needs to Know About the USA Patriot Act. Copies are available to be checked out from the Nebraska Library Commission Information/Reference Services, 402-471-4016, 800-307-2665, e-mail: Ready or from the Regional Library System Offices.
LSTA Applications Due
2003 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant applications are now available on the Library Commission Web site, see <nlc.nebraska.gov/libdev/lsta/2003-lsta-toc.html>. Applications can be submitted online or in print. Print proposals must be postmarked January 31, 2003 and online proposals are due January 31, 2003 by 11:59 P.M. CST. Faxes will not be accepted. The Nebraska Library Commission distributes these grants with funding made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Send all correspondence, applications, and any other written material to Sally Snyder, Federal Aid Administrator, Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2023. For more information contact Richard Miller, 402-471-3175, 800-307-2665, e-mail: Richard Miller.
Winter 2003 Vol. 10 No. 1
NCompass is a quarterly
publication of the Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N Street,
Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023. Phone: 402-471-2045 or 800-307-2665 (in
Nebraska only). Fax: 402-471-2083. Home Page: <nlc.nebraska.gov>
Director: Rod Wagner
Editor: Mary Jo Ryan
Design and Production: Valerie Dayton
Staff: Jacqueline Crocker, Mary Geibel, Janet Greser, Cynthia Hobbs
Nebraska Library Commissioners: Karen Warner, Norfolk, term expires 2003; Robert King, Holdrege, term expires 2003; Wally Seiler, Chair, Alliance, term expires 2004; Richard Jussel, Kearney, term expires 2004; Velma Sims-Shipley, Fremont, term expires 2004; Kristen Rogge, Johnson, term expires 2005. Commission meetings are held the second Friday of every other month, or as scheduled by public action of the board.
|This publication was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act.|