[Library Media] Calling Small Libraries: IMLS Opens Grant Program for Second Year

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*From:* Institute of Museum and Library Services <imlsnews at imls.gov>
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*To:* Dennis Nangle <DNangle at imls.gov>
*Subject:* Calling Small Libraries: IMLS Opens Grant Program for Second Year



IMLS is accepting grant applications for a special initiative open to small
and rural libraries through December 2, 2019.

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*Calling Small Libraries: IMLS Opens Grant Program for Second Year*



*Seeking Proposals for Transforming School Library Practice, Community
Memory, and Digital Inclusion Funding*





*WASHINGTON, DC —* For a second year, the Institute of Museum and Library
Services is accepting grant applications for Accelerating Promising
Practices for Small Libraries (APP)
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The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019.



APP is a special initiative of National Leadership Grants for Libraries, a
program that supports library and archives services nationwide by advancing
theory and practice. The funding opportunity, launched for the first time
in the fall of 2018, was designed to strengthen the ability of small and/or
rural libraries, archives, and related organizations to serve their
communities. In July, IMLS announced the first awards
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made
under the program.



“Small libraries and archives serve as the backbone of communities
throughout America,” said Cyndee Landrum, Deputy Director of Library
Services. “Not only do they provide critical programs and services locally,
but they also have the potential to further new practices throughout the
library and archives fields. We’re proud to support funding for these
organizations for a second year.”



*Categories*

The initiative is in line with the IMLS Strategic Plan 2018-2022, *Transforming
Communities*
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which includes goals of lifelong learning, increasing public access, and
building capacity. Three categories of APP grants are available to
applicants:

·    *Transforming School Library Practice:* School libraries support
learning and the development of critical thinking, creativity, and
collaboration skills. IMLS is interested in furthering how K-12 school
library professionals can serve as integral instructional partners to
classroom teachers. Grant projects could include programs and services that
prepare students for success in college, career, and life, or foster early,
digital, information, health, financial, media, civic, and other types of
literacies.



·    *Community Memory:* Libraries and archives not only serve as stewards
of our nation’s knowledge and collections, but also as trusted spaces for
community engagement and dialogue. This project category centers on
engaging local communities in the collection, documentation, and
preservation of their local histories, experiences, and identities.
Proposals could include events and programs to digitize materials related
to community histories, such as photographs, artifacts, or texts, or oral
history projects that involve community members in the documentation and
preservation of local histories.



·    *Digital Inclusion: *Libraries have an important role in promoting
digital inclusion and increasing access to information, ideas, and
networks. This category focuses on projects that support the role libraries
play in promoting digital literacy, providing internet access, and enabling
community engagement through civic data and civic technology. Grant
proposals could include deploying technologies to provide residents with
increased abilities to address the homework gap, increase small business
development and entrepreneurship, or plan for emergency preparedness.



*Cohort Learning and Evaluation*

APP was also designed to build grantee capacity through participation in a
community of practice based on their project category. Three third-party
mentor organizations will lead these cohorts, providing expert guidance and
facilitating communication between grantees. This component of the grant is
designed to promote shared knowledge, build grantee capacity in relevant
areas, and grow networks in the library and archives fields. In addition,
IMLS intends to identify and support a third-party organization to evaluate
this initiative.



*Who is Eligible? *

This grant opportunity is designed for small and/or rural libraries and
archives, and applicants should consider how their organization might be a
good fit. There are a number of ways to be “small,” and attributes of
“small” libraries or archives could include:



·    number of staff members and volunteers;

·    operating budget and sources of revenue;

·    size of the collection and range of services provided;

·    size of facility and property;

·    types, numbers, and geographic distribution of audiences served; and
size relative to other organizations of the same discipline or within the
same geographic region.



Institution types could include rural or urban public libraries, Native
American tribal libraries, school districts representing elementary through
secondary school libraries, or research or special libraries.



For more details, please read the notice of funding opportunity and
the frequently
asked questions
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*Webinar*

A pre-application webinar will be held with program staff to answer
questions from potential applicants on Thursday, September 12
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, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Recordings of the webinar will also be made
available on-demand
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