Public Libraries Invited to Apply for Internship Grants — Applications due Feb. 18, 2014

The Nebraska Library Commission is offering internship grants, ranging from $500-$1,000, to increase the awareness about library professions and education and the opportunities for employment in Nebraska libraries. This is being funded by a grant from the Nebraska Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Through the grant, a library may offer one 100-hour internship during the summer that would last 8 weeks or two 50-hour internships during the school year that would last 10 weeks, depending on the needs of the library, scheduling, and qualifications of internship candidates.

Usually, interns are hired as contract workers and paid on a stipend rather than an hourly wage, but the terms of employment are determined by the library’s governing body. Interns provide valuable assistance with library service activities and local library programming. Library staff help introduce interns to the joys of library service careers. Partnership projects involving collaboration between a public library and another type of library will be given special consideration.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Feb. 18, 2014. More information is available on the Now Hiring @ your library® website, at


Target Meeting on September 8.

The next Target Meeting will be on September 5 at the Albion Public Library from 1-4pm. The topics of discussion will be the Affordable Care Act and ideas from the book “Smile & Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve” The office has copies of the book and will hand them out at the meeting.

You can register by filling out the form here or by calling the office 402-564-1586.