November 24, 2020

IMLS Announces Recipients of Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants (2011)

From an IMLS Announcement:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 24 awards totaling $11,227,761 matched with 25,398,758 of non-federal funds for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants. IMLS received 119 applications requesting $55,826,525 in funds.

“We know that the most valuable asset of any library is its staff, and we are happy to once again be able to invest in their development. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program continues to provide education and training that targets specific community needs,” said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. “This year’s funding, for example, provides scholarships to library staff working in some of the nation’s most rural libraries, develops professionals proficient in policy issues surrounding electronic records, trains science librarians to manage the ever-increasing amounts of research data, and helps working school librarians get their master’s degrees, just to name a few. We know that communities across the nation will continue to reap the rewards of this investment in education for years to come.”

Recipients Include:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information
  • San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Studies (Plans to Work With ACRL, OCLC, PLA, and ULC)
  • Heritage Preservation
  • ARL
  • ALA
  • University of Maryland at College Park, College of Information Studies
  • Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science
  • University of Tennessee (Digital Science Curation Project)
  • University of North Texas Libraries

Direct to a List of ALL Recipients

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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