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NCompass Live: 2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program - Recorded Online Session 


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).

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 contact our Continuing Education Staff with questions about C.E. Credits. 

Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
11/2/2016 62 minutes
No Charge
Mary Jo Ryan JoAnn McManus
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa (Burns) Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission