Nebraska Library Commission
As a state library, the Nebraska Library Commission is responsible for the statewide promotion, development and coordination of library services. The Commission works with all types of libraries – public, school, college and university, special and institutional libraries. Some of the Commission’s services are provided directly to the public and to state government personnel.
Amanda Sweet is the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission where she helps libraries build makerspace and community impact activities designed to solve big problems like affordable housing, climate action, food access and sustainable cities. She started the Meaningful Impact Hub to help people make it their job to build strong communities. Libraries and community partners can use her curated information resources, tech guides, and consultation services to design and implement library services that build strong communities. She is a frequent conference speaker on Industry 4.0 technologies, Sustainable Development Goals, and collective impact for social change. Sweet has a BA in English from Carleton College, a Masters in Library Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and received the Excellence in Leadership Award through the State of Nebraska in 2022.