Grant Applicants
Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

The final deadline for the Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums program has passed. Check out the following links for more information:

FY 2013 Grant Announcement
FY 2012 Grant Announcement
YouMedia Network
Read more about the Learning Labs on the IMLS website

Deadline: June 15, 2012
Grant Amount: up to $100,000
Grant Period: 18 months
Cost Share Requirement: Cost sharing of at least one third is encouraged, but not required
Program Overview:

These grants supported the planning and designing of up to 30 Learning Labs in libraries and museums throughout the country. The Labs are intended to engage middle- and high-school youth in mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media. Grantees will be required to participate, in-person and online, in a community of practice that will provide technical assistance, networking, and cross-project learning. Projects are expected to provide prototypes for the field and be based on current research about digital media and youth learning.

Program Contacts:
Amy Eshleman Program Leader for Education
Urban Libraries Council (ULC)


Margaret Glass
Program Manager, Professional Development

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
202/783-7200 x129

Allison Boals, Program Specialist
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

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