The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 39 grants totaling $9,799,830 to support libraries across the nation. The grants were awarded through the first cycles of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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Fiscal Year: 2017

Award: $530,732.00

City: Lincoln

Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries

The Nebraska Library Commission and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will advance economic development in 30 rural communities by developing rotating Innovation Studios and by supporting libraries with instructional materials, programming, marketing, and planning for sustainability. The project will demonstrate the critical role of public libraries as catalysts for economic and community development in rural communities, empowering residents with tools and guidance to explore, collaborate, create, learn, and invent. The model will be evaluated and disseminated nationally to inform other statewide efforts to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in rural communities.

 

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Doris Stevens: Omaha's Forgotten Suffrage Leader

February 11, 2018, 2:00pm - February 11, 2018, 3:00pm

Come to our February Second Sunday Talk on Sunday, February 11th at 2 p.m. at Historic Fort Omaha, Building #10, Room #110. Please RSVP by calling (402) 455-9990, ext. 101 or Members@DouglasCoHistory.org. . . Doris Stevens was born in Omaha in 1892 and graduated from high school in 1905. She was one of the most influential leaders in getting women the right to vote and worked internationally for women's equality. Presented by Sally Bisson-Best, J.D., Associate Professor at College of Saint Mary.

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Maybe you saw the Today's Show segment this morning with Tom Brokaw? Here are some behind the scenes photos from when we filmed with him last week! You can watch the segment online here: www.today.com/video/tom-brokaw-donates-archive-of-his-50-year-career-to-u-of-iowa-1151177283664 And stop by the third floor if you'd like to use his papers for research.

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Critterman is coming on February 22 and will be bringing animals like an American alligator, a South American Boa, and a opossum just to name a few! We're offering add-ons of Pizza and a Movie to make it a whole evening of family fun! Details: ow.ly/8MI730i6Yx1