LINCOLN -- State leaders have launched the new Nebraska Virtual Library, an online learning library that offers more than 20,000 digital resources for Nebraska's teachers and students to use as a free resource. This new site is part of a larger statewide educational initiative announced last August by Governor Heineman. He says the state and university have been busy trying to focus on doing more in a virtual environment. Nebraska Educational Telecommunications general manager Rod Bates says it's taken them over ten years to get to this point. The Nebraska Virtual Library contains multi-media resources including audio, video and interactive components continually updated from the Library of Congress, National Archives, PBS NewsHour, NOVA, American Experience, Electric Company, and SciGirls. Click on this web address, net.pbslearningmedia.org, to visit the Nebraska Virtual Library.
Unveiling of Nebraska Virtual Library Wednesday at Governor's Hearing Room at State Capitol. (Courtesy of Jen Rae Hein)