The Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded Nebraska Library Internship Grants
totaling $31,600 to twenty-six
Nebraska public libraries. These internship grants will support public library interns, who will contribute to the
scope and value of the diverse programs and activities in Nebraska’s public libraries. Funding for the project is
supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services
and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission, in partnership with the Nebraska Library Systems.
"“The internships are a great opportunity for students to get involved in library work. Beyond earning money and gaining
valuable work experience, the student is exposed to the broad range of library services and programming. Internships
provide an opportunity for the student to view the library as a viable and satisfying career choice. In addition,
interns bring a fresh perspective and their own unique talents to the library" said Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner.
Student interns will learn about library work as they shadow and assist with day-to-day library operations and implement
special projects. Some of the activities that students will participate in include: plan and implement programs such
as summer reading programs, storytime, youth book club, and teen activities; assist with events such as the annual
book sale, art show, photography contest, 3−D printing workshop, entrepreneurship camp, and Lego club; organize a
"do-it" center; create book displays, design bulletin boards and craft activities; assist with outreach events
outside the library; update the library’s website, Facebook page, and Pinterest site; assist with circulation
activities and book selection; teach technology classes; create flyers and other promotional materials, and work
with youth to produce a video; upload content to digital archives and assist in the creation of a volunteer training
process for digital repository project; assist with verbal and written Spanish⁄English translations; assist in creating
the library’s technology plan; and create tutorials for library customers.
The following Nebraska public libraries were awarded internship grant funding:
Ashland Public Library
Atkinson Public Library
Bassett, Rock County Public Library
Brunswick Public Library
Clearwater Public Library
Columbus Public Library
Cozad, Wilson Public Library
Elgin Public Library
Genoa Public Library
Grant, Hastings Memorial Library
Kimball Public Library
La Vista Public Library
Lincoln City Libraries
Nebraska City, Morton-James Public Library
Norfolk Public Library
Oakland Public Library
Omaha Public Library
Ord Township Library
Orleans, Cordelia B. Preston Memorial Library
Randolph, Lied Randolph Public Library
Red Cloud, Auld Public Library
Schuyler Public Library
Ulysses Township Library
Wilber, Dvoracek Memorial Library
York, Kilgore Memorial Library
Yutan Public Library
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.
Nebraska’s Regional Library Systems consist of four non-profit corporations governed by boards, representative of libraries and citizens
in the region. The four systems were established to provide access to improved library services through the cooperation of all types of
libraries and media centers within the counties included in each System area.
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.
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Commission are always available on the Library Commission Website,