The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced the recipients of 21 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) grants totaling $6,100,806. Recipients are matching these awards with $3,370,822 in non-federal funds. IMLS received 84 applications for the program this year, requesting a total of $29,146,953.
“As the information needs of Americans have evolved, so has the work of American libraries and librarians,” said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. “The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program helps address these needs by supporting the professional development and education of a new generation of librarians.”
This year, the program funds a variety projects, including those that train people for careers in digital stewardship and data librarianship, offer professional development for librarians serving Native Americans and people with disabilities, plan curricula for cybersecurity for science information, and research best practices for preserving and curating crowd-sourced content.
Grants were awarded for projects in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
Grant Recipients Include:
- University of Arizona
- Association of Research Libraries
- Florida St. University
- University of Georgia
- McHenry County College
- Pittsburg State University
- University of Maryland
- Harvard Library
- State U. of New York, Albany
- New York Metropolitan Reference and Resource Library Agency
- Syracuse University
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- University of Tennessee
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of North Texas
- University of Wisconsin System
This page has detailed information about funded projects and award amounts.