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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 27, 2001

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Pam Scott
402-471-2694
800-307-2665

Library Commission Supports Continuing Education and Training for Library Staff and Supporters

Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner announced the award of $41,731 in library grants for Continuing Education and Training for library staff and board members. The Library Commission will distribute the grants to twenty Nebraska libraries and library organizations. These grants are awarded to projects providing training and education for Nebraska library personnel, supporting skilled and knowledgeable information specialists to serve citizen information needs. The grant program is based on state funds appropriated to help Nebraska libraries move toward achieving excellence in library service, and is a result of the Libraries for the 21st Century campaign.

For more information and to see a list of funded projects see the Library Commission Web site, /libdev/conedgrants/1201grantsawarded.html, search on Continuing Education and Training Grants, December 2001.

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"As the 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 home page. Point your World Wide Web browser to nlc.nebraska.gov, search on Library Commission News Releases.

Nebraska Libraries Awarded Training and Continuing Education Grants, December 2001:

Atkinson Public Library
David City, Hruska Memorial Library
Grand Island Public Library
Hastings Public Library
Kearney, Meridian Library System
Kearney Public Library and Information Center
La Vista Public Library
Nebraska Library Association/Public Library Section
Nebraska's Six Regional Library Systems
Niobrara Public Library
Omaha, Eastern Library System
Omaha Public Library
Plattsmouth Public Library
Schuyler Public Library
South Sioux City Public Library
Wayne State College
York College (Levitt Library)


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.