[library-media] Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Applications

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Sat Oct 24 23:10:58 MDT 2009


MLS Press Contacts
202-653-4632
 
Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth at imls.gov 
Mamie Bittner, mbittner at imls.gov 
 
IMLS Calls for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Applications
Application Deadline: December 15, 2009
 
Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
invites proposals from libraries, archives, and library agencies,
associations, and consortia for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian
grant program. 
Categories of funding for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program
are as follows:
 
* Doctoral programs in library and information science; 
* Master's programs in library and information science; 
* Research about library and information science as a profession,
establishment of ongoing research capacity in graduate schools of
library and information science, and research conducted by untenured,
tenure-track faculty in graduate schools of library and information
science in their field of research (Early Career Development program); 
* Pre-professional programs to interest future professionals in library
and information science as a career; 
* Programs to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of
library and information science by developing or enhancing programs; and
 
* Continuing education for library and archives staff. 
 
The grant period for these projects is up to three years, except for
doctoral program projects, which may be up to four years. 
 
Responding to the ongoing changes in the information professions, since
2003, IMLS has awarded more than $130 million in grants to fund the
education of 3,543 master's degree students, 192 doctoral students,
1,496 pre-professional students, and 26,482 continuing education
students. These grants have helped build the skills and abilities of the
people who maintain the nation's information infrastructure at the
grassroots level-librarians, archivists, and school library media
specialists. 
 
Application guidelines and instructions are available here. Please
direct any questions about the program to Kevin Cherry, Senior Program
Officer, 202-653-4662, kcherry at imls.gov; Chuck Thomas, Senior Program
Officer, 202-653-4663, cthomas at imls.gov; or Karmen Bisher, Program
Specialist, 202-653-4664, kbisher at imls.gov.
 
IMLS will be holding a conference call to answer questions about
applications, procedures, etc. on Thursday, October 15, at 2 pm (EST).
Those wishing to join the conference call should phone 800/603-9527 and
when prompted, provide the conference id, # 28833738.
 
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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