Grant Awards Announcement: FY 12 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

June 14, 2012


IMLS Press Contact
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced 32 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) grants totaling $10,356,498. Recipients are matching these awards with $6,650,021 in non-federal funds. IMLS received 106 LB21 applications this year, requesting a total of $37,815,498.

"The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program continues to support the professional development and education of librarians," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. "This is especially important now as libraries continue to change to better meet the needs of their users. The list of projects funded by this program just this year demonstrates the myriad ways in which they do that. From Geographic Information Systems and early childhood literacy, to preservation of the cultural record and data analysis, to e-government and information literacy of college students, this year's grant recipients are ensuring that the skills of their staffs keep up with advances in technology."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

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