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June 12, 2014 

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 21st Century Librarian scholarships to eight Nebraska students in undergraduate Library Science programs. Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner commented, "The 21st Century Librarian scholarships are helping to ensure 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."

Spring 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Dorlissa Beyer, Hastings
Kassandra Bielenberg, Omaha
Nancy Black, Uehling
Gabrielle DeGagne, Omaha
Rachelle McPhillips, Columbus
Mary Jo Pittman, Omaha
Martha Savely, Lodgepole
Dorothy Schultz, Wood River

For more information about Nebraska’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program, see For a list of all 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,