The Nebraska Center for the Book

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About Nebraska Center for the Book

NCB is not a place, but an idea and a vision.

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History

The Nebraska Center for the Book is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Nebraska Center supports programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. We have been an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book since 1990.

Mission

The Nebraska Center for the Book brings together the state’s readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators and scholars to build the community of the book. We are the people who know and love books, and who value the richness they bring to our lives.

Board of directors

Christine Walsh, President
Katie Bean
Kate Borchman Hassebrook
Francine Canfield
Diane Downer
Rebecca Faber
Molly Fisher, ex-officio
Erika Hamilton, ex-officio
Sherry Houston, Past President
Pat Leach
Donna Kennedy Marvin, Treasurer
Richard Miller
Thomas Deane Tucker
Rod Wagner, ex-officio
Suzanne Wise
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Laurie Yocom

Committees & coordinators

These committees assist in carrying out the mission of the Nebraska Center for the Book:

Executive — Consists of the officers of the Board of Directors and the Director of the Nebraska Library Commission.
Christine Walsh, President
Sherry Houston, Past President
Donna Kennedy Marvin, Treasurer
Secretary
Rod Wagner, Nebraska Library Commission Director
Celebration of Nebraska Books— Helps facilitate the annual Celebration of Nebraska Books, serving on the planning team and volunteering at the event.
Katie Bean
Molly Fisher
Sherry Houston
Funding/Membership — Helps identify and seek funding sources to support the Nebraska Center for the Book, and recruits members to help support the aims and operating costs of the organization.
Sherry Houston
Donna Kennedy Marvin
Nebraska Book Festival — Helps facilitate the Nebraska Book Festival, serving on the planning team with representatives of other organizations and volunteering at the event.
Molly Fisher
Pat Leach
Donna Kennedy Marvin
Nominating — Helps coordinate the slate of officers and recruit candidates for the Board of Dirctors.
Becky Faber
Kate Borchman Hassebrook
Sherry Houston
One Book One Nebraska — Helps coordinate the annual statewide read, selecting the book for One Book One Nebraska and participating in promotional and educational activities.
Becky Faber. Chair
Francine Canfield
Erika Hamilton, Humanities Nebraska Representative
Christine Walsh
Laurie Yocom
Publications/Publicity — Plans the NCB News and other communication activities, including the Nebraska Center for the Book Website.
Molly Fisher
Donna Kennedy Marvin
Christine Walsh
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Tessa Terry, Nebraska Library Commission Representative
Letters About Literature Coordinator
Laureen Riedesel
Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner is an ex-officio member of all committees.

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