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Nebraska Librarians Encouraged to help Library Customers Access Financial Aid Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid recently launched a new website called the Financial Aid Toolkit :A One-Stop Shop for Financial Aid Resources Who is the Financial Aid Toolkit for? The toolkit is for librarians; staff or volunteers at community based organizations; guidance counselors; college access advisers; and anyone who assists students through […]

Nebraska Librarians Invited to Broadband Technology Fairs

A series of Broadband Technology Fairs is scheduled across the state in March and early April. The theme highlights “The Power of Business – What’s Next” as experts will focus on how businesses can adapt and use online applications successfully in their operations. The events are part of the Broadband Initiative that is expanding efforts […]

Get the word out with

Research shows that library customers want their community libraries to provide them with books—and so much more! Building on this reality, the Nebraska Library Commission is providing a tool kit and resources to help Nebraska librarians get the word out: In Nebraska Libraries: Books Are Just the Beginning! The October 2, 2013 edition of NCompass […]

Libraries Featured in EveryoneOn Media Campaign is a national three-year media campaign—currently underway—to raise awareness of the importance of digital literacy. The campaign’s mission is to promote the personal relevance of computer and high-speed Internet use among non-users, and to connect them with free digital literacy training. It is likely that, in many cases, this training will be provided through […] Launches Self-directed Tutorials: Basic Computer Skills

What a wonderful resource for library customers that want to learn basic computer skill through short, self-directed tutorials! And what a great help to library staff when a computer skills class is not the answer. Check out the first offerings from Ask your library customers to try these tutorials and let us know how […]

Money Smart Week @ your library® April 20-27, 2013

The Money Smart Week® public awareness campaign is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country, including Nebraska libraries. Libraries sponsoring activities and events to stress the importance of financial literacy and inform consumers about where they can […]

What Seniors Want to Know: Health Resources

Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT What Seniors Want to Know: Health Resources, including the redesign of NIH Senior Health– presented by Marty Magee. The session will include information on health topics, directories for finding healthcare, drug information, exercise, diet and issues related to aging. This online training is FREE. […]

History of Medicine info – free resources from the National Library of Medicine

Great resources on History of Medicine topics from the National Library of Medicine: Images from the History of Medicine: There are some 70,000 images in the History of Medicine collection! Turning the Pages: Enjoy rare works of antiquity. Select titles are available for iPad viewing ( Online Exhibitions and Digital Projects […]

Webinar Scheduled to Assist Job Seekers

Effective December 2, 2012 Nebraskans qualifying for Unemployment Insurance were notified that they can no longer claim weekly benefits through the telephone system. They are REQUIRED to claim weekly benefits and REQUIRED to complete a weekly work search log through the Nebraska Department of Labor Website at The Nebraska Library Commission has scheduled a January […]

Progress Update: October 1, 2012

Progress Update – October 1, 2012 Equipment Purchases & Shipments: Expended more than $1,688,145 of equipment/software to date—primarily from HP 143 of BTOP libraries (97% of 147) already have their original equipment orders, 3 to be delivered in October, after October only one library left. Current plans include providing 1,272 computers (704 desktops, […]

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