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July 30, 2013 

Tessa Terry

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 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian scholarships to sixteen Nebraska students in undergraduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, "The 21st Century Librarian scholarships are helping to assure that Nebraska libraries have educated and skilled staff to serve the thousands of Nebraskans who rely on libraries for a variety of needs each and every day. We congratulate these students for their efforts to improve their knowledge and skills and 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, a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media, should submit application materials by November 1, 2013.  

Spring/Summer 2013 Scholarship Recipients  

Dorlissa Beyer, Aurora
Kassandra Bielenberg, Omaha
Nancy Black, Uehling
Kimberly Blackburn, Broken Bow
Gabrielle DeGagne, Omaha
Justine Goeden, West Point
Kimberly Green-Hailey, South Sioux City
Araceli Hernandez, Kearney
Angela Krejci, Louisville
Misty McClain, North Platte
Maureen McCombs, Gretna
Margaret McGurk-Kramer, Lincoln
Julianne Moulton, Omaha
Libby Munsell, York
Mary Jo Pittman, Omaha
Allison Reisig, Morrill
Dorothy Schultz, Wood River
Sky Seery, North Platte
Samantha Stock, Omaha
Jordan Stough, Bellevue
Monica Tidyman, Stromsburg
Brianna Weichel, Harbine  

For more information about Nebraska‚Äôs Cultivating Rural Librarians' 21st Century Skills program, see For a list of current scholarship recipients, see  

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  

As Nebraska's 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 Website,