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Library Development Services

The Nebraska Library Commission's Library Development team provides coordination and support services to all Nebraska libraries and media centers. Library Development staff work regularly with local libraries, regional library Systems, resource libraries, institutions, boards and citizen groups to develop improved library services and facilities.


Ongoing Library Development Projects Include:

Accreditation (see Public Library Accreditation below)
Automation Project Plan
Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship Program
Basic Skills
Boards (see Public Library Boards below)
Certification (see Public Librarian Certification)
Children's and Young Adult Services

Summer Reading Programs
Youth Grants for Excellence

Children's Resource Page
Collection Management
Continuing Education

Continuing Education and Training Grants

Copyright Resources on the Internet 
Dates - Schedule of dates for Accreditation, State Aid, & Public Library Statistical Reports
E-Rate (see Universal Service and Telecommunications Discounts)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Federal aid - Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) provides federal funds for libraries and is administered statewide by the Nebraska Library Commission and nationwide by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Gates Foundation Participation and Related Activities
Grants for Libraries from the Nebraska Library Commission
Hispanic Resources
Library Boards see Public Library Boards of Trustees
Library Improvement Grants (formerly LSTA Grants)
Library Operations Consulting
Library Laws & Statutes
Library Systems
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Information See Library Improvement Grants
Library Technical Assistant Scholarship Program
Master of Education in School Library Media Scholarship Program
Master of Library and/or Information Science Scholarship Program
Motion Picture Video License
Nebraska Laws Pertaining to Libraries and Library Operations (including Statutes)
Planning - Taking Charge of Your Libraries Future
Public Access Computers Security Options
Public Librarian Certification
Public Library Accreditation

Guidelines for Public Library Accreditation
List of all Accredited Libraries

Public Library Boards

Citizens for Libraries: Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
Current Library Board Certification
Nebraska Library Board Manual formerly the Nebraska Trustee Handbook
Public Library Board Certification
Public Library Board Certification Application
Residency Requirement for Nebraska Public Library Boards

Public Library Statistical Report (see Library Data Services)
Scholarships available through the Nebraska Library Commission
Schedule of dates for Accreditation, State Aid, & Public Library Statistical Reports
State Aid to Libraries
Statutes & Library Laws
Strategic Planning for Libraries
Systems, Library Systems
Technology Planning
Training, see Continuing Education
Trustees see Public Library Boards


For more information, contact Christa Porter.