Children's Services Grants Awarded for FY 2001
The Library Commission awarded $21,210 in grants for Excellence in Children's Library Services in Spring 2001. These grants for innovative projects for children in public libraries help achieve the goals of the Libraries of Promise Campaign. For more information, see the Commission home page, nlc.nebraska.gov, search on Grants for Excellence. Grant recipients were:
Staff FY 2001
Outreach Handbook Available
A Talking Book and Braille Service Outreach Handbook was circulated to librarians and other advocates for Nebraskans with visual or physical impairment. The Outreach Handbook presents a basic overview of the Talking Book and Braille Service, as well as an explanation of eligibility and application process. It serves as a guide for presentations in classes or meetings and as a reference to use when a person in the community experiences sight loss, stroke, or some other impairment that limits their ability to use regular print materials. To order the handbook contact the Commission, 402-471-2045, 800-307-2665, e-mail: Mary Geibel. For the Web version see nlc.nebraska.gov/tbbs/outreachbook.html.
Commission Team Honored
The Library Commission's Data Trek Replacement Team was among nine work teams nominated for the Nebraska State Government Chapter of the National Management Association's annual Team of the Year award. The team received a certificate of recognition during the EXPO Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol.
Children's Resource Page Developed
The Library Commission collected electronic resources with special appeal for children, children's librarians, and parents into a special section of the Library Commission home page. See nlc.nebraska.gov; search on Children's Resource Page.
Employee of the Year FY 2001
Jeannette Powell was selected as the Library Commission's 2000 Employee of the Year.