Monday, June 21, 2010

Nebraska Library Association Awards Grant to South Sioux City Public Library

The following is the text of a press release sent to the local media today.

South Sioux City, NE—Thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Library Association and the Nebraska Library Commission, South Sioux City Public Library will be able to hire a student to work as an intern/as interns. The intern will learn the day-to-day and behind-the-scenes operations of the library and contribute to the valuable services South Sioux City Public Library to the
residents of South Sioux City

Scott Childers, Nebraska Library Association President, remarked, “This is a win-win situation for libraries and library
users all over the state. Promising students get involved in real library work that takes advantage of their experience and interests. And, libraries receive financial assistance and guidance to provide internship stipends to students.”

“The Nebraska Library Commission appreciates the renewal of foundation support for the internship grants,” said Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner. “The internships are a great opportunity for students to work in libraries, contributing needed help and sharing skills for a variety of summer and year-round library projects. Benefits abound for all involved—for the
interns, for the libraries, and for the people served by the participating libraries.”

Sarah Swan has been a valuable asset to the Teen Advisory Board and an active supporter of library activities for many years.

Funding for the project was provided through the generosity of a Nebraska charitable foundation that wishes to remain anonymous. Such funding helps the Nebraska Library
Association and the Nebraska Library Commission continue to support the missions and goals of libraries across Nebraska and statewide efforts to recruit the next generation of Nebraska’s librarians.

The Nebraska Library Association is the cornerstone of the Nebraska library community. The Association advocates for its
members, enriches their professional lives, advances the lifelong learning of all Nebraskans, and promotes all library interests in Nebraska. As the 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.

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