Applications are open for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Banned Books Weeks Grants offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.
Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Weeks celebration (Sept. 24 – 30, 2017.) Staff at all types of libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded at two levels, $1,000 and $2,500.
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CMLE members (and others!) – if you are working with teens, and would like to go to Washington DC for Library Legislative Day – YALSA wants to help you!
Check out this opportunity below:
Due to the fact that the White House’s budget proposes eliminating all federal funds for libraries, YALSA’s Board has re-opened the travel stipend application in order to send an additional member to Washington DC to advocate for teens and libraries. The stipend, funded by Friends of YALSA, will enable one qualified recipient to receive up to $1,000 to attend ALA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day, which will be held in Washington, DC, May 1-2, 2017. Apply by April 10, 2017. Applicants will be notified the week of April 17, 2017. Here is the application:
P.S. For other ways to stand up for teens and libraries, read this YALSAblog post
Beth Yoke, CAE
Young Adult Library Services Association
50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.
The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.
The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.
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Apply Now for the 2017 MANGO/NMRT Professional Development Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2016 at 5 pm (EST)
We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a $1000 grant, which will assist with expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 22 – June 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This award is generously sponsored by MANGO Languages.
You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link to add NMRT to your ALA membership, it is well worth the low cost! Successful applicants will show their attendance at ALA will impact their home institution, NMRT or another ALA organization, and their personal professional development.
Click Here to go to the application.
Questions? Please contact Katy Holder, Chair of the NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMLE members: if you are interested in pursuing a grant (this one or others) and would like to talk with us about it, or would like to have us help you to make connections with other libraries across our system who might join you in a grant project – we are here for you!! We can help you develop grants, write the proposal, administer programs, and to complete the post-grant paperwork.
Grant Opportunity Encourages Community Development Approaches for Libraries, Archives and Museums
Deadline for applications is April 3
Washington, DC – The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces a new grant opportunity as part of its Community Catalyst initiative. With Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative, IMLS invites proposals to test and develop museum and library collaborative approaches for bringing about positive community change. Continue reading Grant Opportunity Encourages Community Development Approaches for Libraries, Archives and Museums