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NCompass Live: 2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program - Online 


The Nebraska Library Commission will make up to $25,000 available to accredited Nebraska public libraries for internships through the 2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program. The 2017 grant process mirrors the 2016 Internship Grant Program. The program works to introduce high school and college students to the varied and exciting work of Nebraska Libraries. The internships are intended to function as a recruitment tool in helping the student to view the library as a viable career opportunity while providing the public library with the finances (up to $1,000 per library or branch) to provide stipends to the student(s). In the past student interns helped libraries expand programs, complete projects, improve websites, teach classes, expand social media use, while bringing in fresh ideas to the library. Grant applications will be accepted electronically between October 21 and December 21, 2016. In this session, supervisors from select 2016 participating libraries will share their experiences from earlier this year--including successes and lessons learned. Also hear from a past grant-funded intern (who is now a full-time library employee) to learn about the opportunity from their perspective. This session will also introduce the upcoming 2017 grant opportunity for internships, offered by the Nebraska Library Commission in partnership with Nebraska’s Regional Library Systems and supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Presenters: JoAnn McManus, Internship Grant Program Manager and Mary Jo Ryan, Communications Coordinator both with the Nebraska Library Commission; Karen Drevo, Youth Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library; Sharon Kastanek, Director, Dvoracek Memorial Library (Wilber); Laura Treinen, Omaha Public Library (former grant intern); and Maggie Petersen, Outreach Specialist, Omaha Public Library (former grant intern).

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. The Registration End date is listed on each session page, but usually closes on the Monday night before the date of the session. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones. 

Class Format
Date Time
11/2/2016 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
Mary Jo Ryan JoAnn McManus
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
1000 993
Registration Starts Registration Ends
10/4/2016 10/31/2016
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa (Burns) Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed