Makerspace Workshop with Craig Lefteroff

Technology Programming & Makerspaces


With Craig Lefteroff, NLC Technology Innovation Librarian

Running Programs: Technology Training at Your Library: We’ll delve into technology programs, from basic computer classes to presentations on topics such as coding and virtual reality.  We’ll discuss planning, format, marketing, and follow-up, so you’ll be prepared to craft the perfect technology programs for your patrons.

Making Room for a Makerspace: In this session, we’ll examine the elements of a makerspace, discuss   possible policies and problems, and get some hands-on experience with 3D printing.

Join us on 12 April 2016 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Bancroft Public Library.

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Library Improvement Grant Winners

The Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded Library Improvement Grants for 2016 totaling $58,983 to thirteen Nebraska public libraries, and a state-run institutional library. These competitive grants were funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These Library Improvement Grants help to facilitate growth and development of library programs and services by supplementing local funding with federal funds designated for these purposes.

To learn more about the Library Improvement Grant guidelines go to the NLC’s website at

Congratulations to the libraries receiving grants:

·         Axtell Public Library

·         Beaver City Public Library

·         Blue Hill Public Library

·         Brunswick Public Library – TRLS

·         Fairbury Public Library

·         Franklin Public Library

·         Fullerton Public Library – TRLS

·         Lincoln City Libraries

·         McCook Public Library

·         Norfolk Regional Center Patient Library – TRLS

·         North Bend Public Library – TRLS

·         Plainview Public Library – TRLS

·         Springfield Memorial Library – TRLS

·         Yutan Public Library

The projects and services planned include: outdoor movie nights, AWE work stations (the last year of funding allowed for this purpose), iPod Touches, mobile Maker Spaces, computer classes, author visits, digitizing of historical photos, iPads, as well as three libraries either joining the Pioneer Consortium or initiating processes in order to join the consortium in the future.