Sunday, July 29, 2012

Grants for Various Different Types of U.S.Organizations' Librarians' Education and Training Needs

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].

"Deadline: September 17, 2012

"Institute of Museum and Library Services Accepting Applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program


"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

"The program invests in the nation's information infrastructure by funding projects designed to address the education and training needs of the professionals who help build, maintain, and provide public access to information systems and sources.

"In 2013, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program will support projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians and archivists, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and archivists. The program is especially interested in developing information professionals who can help manage the burgeoning data generated by the nation's researchers, serve as stewards of the nation's cultural legacy, and meet the information needs of the under-served. The program also seeks to help librarians develop the information and digital literacy of their communities, as well as other critical skills users will need to be successful in the twenty-first century.

"Grants will be awarded in the categories of doctoral programs, master's programs, early career development, programs to build institutional capacity, and continuing education.

"To be eligible, applicants must be either a unit of state or local government or a private nonprofit organization and be located in one of the fifty states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau. In addition, applicants must be a library or a parent organization, an academic or administrative unit, a digital library, a library agency, a library consortium, or a library association. Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $500,000. In order to receive a grant, applicants must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the grant after subtraction of student support costs.

"Visit the IMLS Web site for complete program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application procedures."

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