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Library Contact Information

Gifford Park Elementary Library
717 N. 32nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131
email:  colleen.nieland@ops.org

(531) 299-5651

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email:  colleen.nieland@ops.org

About Your Librarian

Mrs. Nieland grew up in Brownville, Nebraska, a small town with a population of 150 people. She attended a two-classroom K-8 school (she was the only student in her grade 3rd-7th grade!!). She graduated from Auburn High School with a class of 56 students.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Education with a School Library endorsement from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  She is currently working on her ESL endorsement through Concordia University and has taken Educational Leadership courses through University of Nebraska at Omaha.  During her tenure in OPS, Mrs. Nieland has worked at Omaha Central HS, Buffett Magnet Middle School, and King Science & Techology Magnet.  She has been an adjunct instructor at UNO teaching Young Adult Literature and Leadership & Management of School Libraries.  Mrs. Nieland is married and has two children who attend Omaha Central High School.  Mrs. Nieland loves to read, garden, bake/cook, & run and play with her two goofy dogs.  

Interesting Facts: 

**Mrs. Nieland's mom lived in the Gifford Park neighborhood way back in 1970 (almost 50 years ago!!).   Her address was Apartment #103, 3011 Burt Street.

**Mrs. Nieland's dad came to the United States in 1953 with his family from Germany.   They came to America as economic refugees.  He was 7 years old.

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