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NCompass Live: 2016 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program - Recorded Online Session 


The Nebraska Library Commission will make up to $25,000 available in internship grants to accredited Nebraska public libraries through the 2016 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program. Similar to internship grant funding provided from 2008 to 2014, this internship 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 have helps libraries expand programs, complete projects, improve websites, and expand social media use, while bringing in fresh ideas to the library. Grant applications will be accepted electronically between October 23 and December 17, 2015.

In this November 4, 2015 NCompass Live session, past participating libraries, as well as a former intern, will share their experiences with the 2014 internship program—including successes and lessons learned. This session will also introduce the upcoming 2016 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; Laurie Yocom, Wilson Public Library (Cozad); Rose Barcal, La Vista Public Library; Laura Alt, Shelby Community Library; and Amy Wenzl, Omaha Public Library (former grant intern at Sump Memorial Library, Papillion).

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

Apply for Nebraska Library Commission C.E. Credits - Report your C.E. Activity - You must include your name and your library name. We will assume you watched this recording on the date of the email, unless you tell us otherwise. Please feel free to include any comments about the session as well. Check the C.E Guidelines for information on earning C.E Credits. Please email Laura Johnson, Continuing Education Coordinator, with questions about C.E. Credits. 

Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
11/4/2015 62 minutes
No Charge
Mary Jo Ryan, Laurie Yocom, Rose Barcal, Laura Alt, Amy Wenzl JoAnn McManus
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission