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Name: Rod
Title: Director, Nebraska Library Commission
Organization: State of Nebraska
Address: The Atrium
1200 N St Ste 120
City: Lincoln
State: NE
Zip Code: 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4001
Fax: (402) 471-2083
Appointment Date: 2/5/1988
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Pete Ricketts
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: <
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
      Nebraska Library Board Manual:
      anual/index.html Nebraska Intellectual Freedom Handbook:
      ctfree.html STAR Reference Manual:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2008
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 1,783,432
Number of Public Libraries: 271
Total Circulation: 13,127,598
Circulation Per Capita: 7.4
Total Library Operating Income: $47,802,313
Total Expenditures: $42,509,904
Expenditures per capita:$23.84
State Support:$437,442
Total Construction Funding:Not collected.
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 39,506


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2008
Governance Structure: Independent executive branch agency with six member governing board appointed by Governor. Agency director is appointed by the six member board.
Library Legislation:
Library Laws: (Chapter 51, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska) blaws/TOC.html
Library Standards:
Guidelines for Service:
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Allied & Other Special Operations: NEBASE (OCLC affiliated state network); Talking Book and Braille Service; Nebraska Publications Clearinghouse
Number of Service Outlets: One
Collections: Book and serial volumes 108,867 Audio materials 65 Video materials 2,217 Serial subscriptions 616 Government documents 19,347
Staff: 44.5
Income: $5,722,140
Expenditures: $5,722,140
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:
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