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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 7, 2013 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

Nebraska Library Commission Awards 21st Century Skills Scholarships

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded 21st Century Librarian scholarships to sixteen Nebraska students in undergraduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, "Thousands of Nebraskans rely on libraries for personal, educational, and work related needs. A skilled and educated library workforce is needed to serve these needs. The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to provide 21st Century Librarian scholarships to support students involved in library science educational programs. We wish them the very best toward their educational and career goals."  

Students who wish to apply for scholarships for a Library and Information Services Professional Certificate (offered through Nebraska's community colleges), an Associate of Arts or Science Degree in Library and Information Services, or a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media should submit application materials by March 1, 2013.  

For more information about Nebraska's Cultivating Rural Librarians' 21st Century Skills program, see NowHiringAtYourLibrary.org. For a list of current scholarship recipients, see http://nowhiringatyourlibrary.nebraska.gov/Scholarshipsrecipients.asp.  

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

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.

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The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission website, www.nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases.

December 2012 Scholarship Recipients  
Caroline Arellano, Bridgeport
 Nancy Black, Uehling
 Kimberly Blackburn, Broken Bow
 Delilah Gillming, Kearney
 Justine Goeden, West Point
 Kimberly Green-Hailey, South Sioux City
 Angela Krejci, Louisville
 Jared Lechner, Norfolk
 Maureen McCombs, Gretna
 Julianne Moulton, Omaha
 Libby Munsell, York
 Allison Reisig, Morrill
 Dorothy Schultz, Wood River
 David Watchorn, Ponca
 Andrea Wright, Omaha
 Celeste Wright, Lincoln





 

For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.