[library-media] African American History and Culture

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Sat Oct 24 22:51:59 MDT 2009

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can
be read on the agency's Web site at
October 16, 2009
IMLS Press Contacts
Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth at imls.gov 
Mamie Bittner, mbittner at imls.gov 
Application Guidelines Now Available for IMLS Museum Grants for African
American History and Culture 
Application Deadline: January 15, 2010 
Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
pleased to announce the availability of guidelines and application forms
for the 2010 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture. The
grant program supports projects that enhance institutional capacity and
sustainability in the nation's African American museums through
professional training, technical assistance, internships, outside
expertise, and other important tools. Successful applications will focus
on one or more of the following goals:
1. Developing or strengthening knowledge, skills, and other expertise of
current staff at African American Museums
2. Attracting and retaining professionals with the skills needed to
strengthen African American museums
3. Attracting new staff to African American museum practice and
providing them with the expertise needed to sustain them in the museum
IMLS staff will be hosting two audio conference calls to provide an
opportunity for prospective applicants to learn more about the Museum
Grants for African American History and Culture program. The calls will
be held on the following dates and times: 
Friday, November 20 at 2:00 pm ET
Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00 pm ET
Please check the African American History and Culture page closer to the
date of the call for specific dial-in instructions.
Application guidelines and instructions are available here. Please
direct any questions about the program to Christopher Reich, Senior
Program Officer, 202-653-4685, creich at imls.gov, or Twinet Kimbrough,
Program Specialist, 202-653-4703, tkimbrough at imls.gov. 
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services 
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov ( http://www.imls.gov/ ).
Donna Jones Morris, State Librarian
Director, Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W, Suite A
Salt Lake City Ut  84116-7901
801-715-6770 (phone) 801-715-6767 (fax)
1-800-662-9150 (in-Utah-WATS)
dmorris at utah.gov
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