[library-media] National Leadership Grants

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Wed Oct 28 21:52:49 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
<A class=weblink href="http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/102809b.shtm" target=browserView>http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/102809b.shtm

October 28, 2009

IMLS Press Contacts

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth at imls.gov
Mamie Bittner, mbittner at imls.gov 

2010 National Leadership Grant Guidelines Now Available

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2010

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
accepting grant applications for the agency's 2010 National Leadership
Grant (NLG) program. Applications, guidelines, and examples of
successful proposals can be found on the agency's Web site. The deadline
for submitting applications is February 1, 2010. 

For the past 12 years, the National Leadership Grants program has been
the capstone program for IMLS, providing the agency's highest level of
support for innovative projects that provide important research, tools,
and models for library and museum programs across the country. 

Museums and libraries interested in submitting NLG proposals to IMLS can
apply for one of two types of grants: Projects or Collaborative Planning
Grants. Each of these types applies to the four funding categories:
Advancing Digital Resources, Library-Museum Collaboration, Research, and

The Institute has scheduled three conference calls to give prospective
applicants an opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to
National Leadership Grants. The calls will be held on the following
dates and times: 

Wednesday, November 18 at 2 pm ET
Tuesday, December 8 at 2 pm ET
Thursday, January 7 at 2 pm ET

Please check the National Leadership Grants page closer to the date of
the call for specific dial-in instructions.
Applicants are also encouraged to contact program officers with their

Program Contacts for Libraries:
Rachel Frick, Senior Program Officer
(Advancing Digital Resources, Research, and Demonstration Grants) 
Phone: 202-653-4667
E-mail: rfrick at imls.gov

Charles "Chuck" Thomas, Senior Program Officer
(Library - Museum Collaboration Grants) 
Phone: 202-653-4663
E-mail: cthomas at imls.gov

Mary Allen, Program Specialist
(Advancing Digital Resources, Research, and Demonstration Grants) 
Phone: 202-653-4687
E-mail: mallen at imls.gov

Robert Trio, Program Specialist
(Library and Museum Collaboration Grants) 
Phone: 202-653-4689
E-mail: rtrio at imls.gov

Program Contacts for Museums: 
Mary Estelle Kennelly
Associate Deputy Director for Museums
Phone: 202-653-4636
E-mail: mekennelly at imls.gov

Jennifer Headley, Program Specialist
Phone: 202-653-4702
E-mail: jheadley 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 <A class=weblink href="http://www.imls.gov/" target=browserView>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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