IMLS Library Services
September 2013 Grant Announcement

Alaska  |  California  |  Connecticut  |  District of Columbia  |  Florida  |  Georgia  |  Hawaii

Illinois  |  Maine  |  Maryland  |  Michigan  |  Minnesota  |  Missouri  |  New Hampshire

New Mexico  |  New York  |  North Carolina  |  Ohio  |  Oklahoma  |   Oregon  |  Pennsylvania

Rhode Island  |  Tennessee  |  Texas  |  Utah  |  Virginia  |  Washington  |  Wisconsin


Alaska

Chilkat Indian Village - Haines, AK
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $146,718

Contact: Mr. Brian Willard
Tribal Administrator
(907)767-5505; bwillard@chilkat-nsn.gov

Chilkat Indian Village’s Klukwan Community and School Library project “Cultivating Traditional Practices” will focus on learning and innovation, media literacy, and life and career skills. Cultural and skill-building programs for all ages will be taught by elders, other tradition bearers, and visiting presenters. They will feature traditional knowledge such as subsistence practices, preparation of traditional foods and medicines, and Northwest Coast art and design. Seven locally produced videos will document this knowledge for future generations, including two that will be planned and produced by high school students, to be shown in a film premier event as a part of Klukwan’s Culture Days. In addition, the tribal archive will be enriched by donations of private collections, and staff will learn skills necessary for organizing and making these valuable resources available to the community.

 

Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak - Kodiak, AK
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $149,872

Contact: Dr. Pamela Bumsted
Environmental Project Manager
(907)486-4449; epm@sunaq.org

On behalf of the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak, the SEALibrary (Sun’aq Ecological Archives and Library) will undertake a project to enhance access to information on Kodiak ecology and Alutiiq heritage while serving as a bridge between tribal members, researchers, and regulators. It will collect, preserve, and disseminate valuable local and traditional ecological knowledge with the goal of protecting the ecological resources of the region. It will create a local storehouse of knowledge accessible both in-house and online, including not only local knowledge but also legal notices and impact assessments from naval military exercises, hazardous waste cleanup, changes to fishing regulations, and threats to local food security. This comprehensive project will include document management training, policy and electronic database systems implementation, preservation planning, archives assessment, and cross-cultural outreach services.

 

Seldovia Village Tribe - Seldovia, AK
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $150,000

Contact: Mr. Michael Opheim
Museum Director
(907)435-3247; mopheim@svt.org

On behalf of the Seldovia Village Tribe, the Seldovia Museum Library will implement the “In Our Own Words” oral history project to document local family histories that reach back many generations in this small, tight-knit community. Community members will receive training in oral history documentation and then conduct interviews with community elders and record community Sharing Circle events. Project participants will also inventory and digitize existing materials belonging to Seldovia Village Tribe and community members, adding them to the oral history collection. Much of the material gathered will also be accessioned into the library of the tribe’s partner organization, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Oral History Program, and will be available over the Internet via UAF’s oral history resource, Project Jukebox. All materials will be publicly available through the Seldovia Museum Library and at the Seldovia Museum via an interactive electronic kiosk.

 


California

University of California, Davis - Davis, CA
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $493,619

Contact: MacKenzie Smith
University Librarian
(530)752-2110; macsmith@ucdavis.edu

The University of California Davis University Library will investigate the future of academic research library technical services by assessing the current landscape and developing a roadmap for strategic planning and investments in the coming years. This roadmap can be continuously updated as new data models, standards, workflows, and practices emerge and evolve. Currently, complex workflows and interdependent systems have constrained academic libraries from fully leveraging the benefits and efficiencies of modern technological infrastructures. This research study will include acquisitions, licensing, cataloging, processing, digitization, and newly identified areas that will encourage using technological resources.

 

Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library - Los Angeles, CA
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Program Category: Continuing Education
Award Amount: $363,551

Contact: Ms. Kristine Brancolini
Dean, William H. Hannon Library
(310)338-4593; kristine.brancolini@lmu.edu

Loyola Marymount University and its partners, the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, will implement a professional development program and support system for 63 novice academic and research librarians, especially working post-MLS/MLIS librarians. The program is designed to increase the number of librarians with specific skills in conducting research and disseminating the results. Each year 21 librarians will receive instruction in research design and a full year of support to complete a research project at their home institutions. This includes a nine-day, summer Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, supplemented with pre-institute learning activities and a personal learning network that provides ongoing mentoring.

 

University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $500,000

Contact: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Associate Professor
(831)459-4131; nwf@soe.ucsc.edu

Stanford University Library, in partnership with the University of Santa Cruz, will develop a publishable metadata scheme for digital games, including ontology and terminology, as well as a system and tools for citation of in-game events and game states. While the work of collection and preservation is underway, digital games present unique and complex stewardship problems, including methods for description, discovery and citation. As acquisition of this type of collection increases, challenges with cataloguing, storage, and access are compounded. This framework will provide a complete solution to the closely linked problems of finding, accessing, and citing digital games, a growing and important part of modern culture.

 

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community - Trinidad, CA
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $78,524

Contact: Ms. Rachel Sundberg
Tribal Programs Manager
(707)677-0211x2726; rsundberg@trinidadrancheria.com

The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria will use its grant to implement the “Saa-‘a-goch (speak Yurok): Cultural Literacy Project,” which will develop at least 10 new Yurok language books for pre-K and beginning readers and revitalize the youth reading programs at the Rancheria. The overall goal is to position the Trinidad Rancheria Library as a key community resource for native language acquisition opportunities for Rancheria children aged birth through eight. Saa-‘agoch is designed to empower parents, family members, and caregivers by increasing their skills and the frequency with which they engage in age-appropriate and effective literacy activities with their pre-K and beginning-reader children to stimulate language acquisition.

 


Connecticut

Hartford Public Library - Hartford, CT
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $47,540

Contact: Ms. Lisa McClure
Youth and Family Services Director
(860)695-6328; lmcclure@hplct.org

The Hartford Public Library, in collaboration with Hartford Public Schools and other community partners, will conduct two surveys and eight focus groups with teachers, parents, and caregivers to study why many families do not engage in summer learning. The information collected from these activities will create the framework for the “Summer Learning! Family Engagement Continuum.” The Hartford Public Library will analyze data to better understand the current landscape, identify potential solutions, and seek training to address identified challenges. The framework created through this planning grant will be a summer learning model, and the final report will be distributed to maximize community awareness of this need in the community. The final project will offer comprehensive summer learning services to the community in addition to year-round resources that will help facilitate families learning together.

 

Westport Library Association Inc - Westport, CT
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $246,545

Contact: Professor Bill Derry
(203)946-6363x000; bderry@westportlibrary.org

Westport Library, with its partners, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Connecticut State Library - Division of Library Development (CSL-DLD), and with SPARK! Consulting, will introduce a new model of maker space in libraries and a way to systematically integrate the culture of interactive "making" into the library profession. Westport will introduce a culture of innovation, while honoring the needs of more traditional libraries. There will be self-directed, hands-on maker experiences; maker workshops; and makers-in-residence who will support workshops and innovation labs on topics such as robotics, LED quilt creations, and tinkering with home electronics repairs. The library will also create Interactive Innovation Stations (iStations) to introduce people to the concepts and techniques of innovative thinking. It will be an environment where people can experiment, take calculated risks, and work collaboratively.

 


District of Columbia

Folger Shakespeare Library, Amherst College - Washington, DC
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Advancing Digital Resources
Award Amount: $498,955

Contact: Mr. James Kuhn
Head of Collection Information Services
(202)675-0334; jkuhn@folger.edu

The Folger Library will create a free, searchable database of the transcriptions of 10,700 unbound and 1,050 bound early modern (1500-1700) English manuscripts, encompassing a spectrum of genres, formats, and subject matter. The project addresses the need to provide a complete cross-section of English society in this period. The Folger Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) interface will provide tools for others to continue this work in a sustainable way. This will support a virtual community of transcribers and eventually those—including amateur scholars and students in post-secondary classrooms—who wish to acquire paleographical skills and to research Folger manuscripts of all time periods and languages. The resource will be shared with other institutions or projects devoted to accurate transcriptions of texts, particularly those written in early modern scripts.

 

Council on Library and Information Resources - Washington, DC
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $164,243

Contact: Dr. Charles Henry
President
(202)939-4752; chenry@clir.org

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) will use its grant for Closing the Gap: Identifying Needs in Continuing Education for Managing Cultural Heritage Data, a one-year research project designed to examine federally mandated plans for open access and their implications for continuing education needs for libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. The project includes a highly structured content analysis of select federal agency plans for supporting open access to data and publications. It takes the results of the content analysis and traces its implications for IMLS program areas and the cultural heritage institutions they serve. It then identifies the gaps in current continuing education opportunities, assessing the readiness of the current professional workforce and identifying how to best address the needs and close the gaps.

 

Dance Heritage Coalition, Inc. - Washington, DC
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $99,450

Contact: Imogen Smith
(202)223-8392; imogensara@gmail.com

The Dance Heritage Coalition will use this planning grant to partner with the Theatre Library Association, the International Guild of Musicians in Dance, and the Independent Media Arts Preservation to hold three focus groups and a national forum to compile and analyze the archival challenges that performing artists struggle with today. The Dance Heritage Coalition will then create a model archiving program that will include an outline of best practices, a user manual, checklists, templates, and other available resources that can be used by performing artists all over the country. The project will also collect information directly from artists, educators, librarians, and archivists by creating an online discussion tool. The goal of the program is to encourage performing artists to archive their work in order to add to cultural sustainability.

 

Association of Research Libraries - Washington, DC
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $49,800

Contact: Mr. Elliott Shore
Executive Director
(202)296-2296; elliott@arl.org

The Association of Research Libraries has begun a strategic planning process that frames the critical work of the association and defines the role it plays in higher education. This will allow it to consider opportunities in continuing education and collaborations with other types of institutions, as well as member institution needs. This grant provides funding for design studio work and for regional meetings with member libraries and other stakeholders interested in the future of research libraries. ARL members will review a final planning framework at the association’s spring 2014 Membership Meeting.

 

Howard University Libraries - Washington, DC
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $201,680

Contact: Dr. Andrew Sulavik
(202)806-2442; andrew.sulavik@howard.edu

Howard University’s Moorland Spingarn Research Center, with project partners, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at New York Public Library, OCLC, the Washington Research Library Consortium, and the Social Networks and Archival Context Project, will develop the “Portal to the Black Experience. This will better support the needs of researchers interested in the cultural heritage of diverse and under-represented communities by providing enhanced metadata, beyond what is traditionally supplied in bibliographic catalogs. As a model, this will demonstrate the potential of new metadata practices and technologies as the means to search across collections held by different institutions.

 


Florida

School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University -
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $47,390

Contact: Dr. Don Latham
Associate Professor
(850)644-7272; don.latham@cci.fsu.edu

Florida State University and partner University of Alabama will collect and analyze data on how STEM teachers can most effectively collaborate with librarians. The data will be collected at focus groups held at four national conferences: the American Association of School Librarians, the Public Library Association, the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This variety of participants at these conferences will allow for diverse opinions, thoughts, and ideas to be compiled, supporting the analysis of how the collaboration between STEM teacher and librarian is working today and providing recommendations on how it could be improved. The overall goal of this planning grant is to assess what is happening in the field so the information can then be shared with the educational and library communities for greater impact.

 


Georgia

Educopia Institute - Atlanta, GA
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $100,000

Contact: Katherine Skinner
Digital Programs Team Leader
(404)783-2534; katherine.skinner@metaarchive.org

Libraries face a critical moment of redefinition as technical and social transformations dramatically impact and disrupt the communication channels through which information is acquired, accessed, and preserved. There have been many efforts over the last two decades to train library leaders (workshops, seminars, institutes, fellows programs), but the outcomes of these training efforts are not well understood. Educopia Institute will use its grant to document the current spectrum of library leadership training, assess what challenges are shared across a range of library sub-fields and what common competencies would best position leaders to overcome them, build a network of professional trainers, and design a lightweight national core curriculum and evaluation method for library leadership training.

 


Hawaii

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning - Honolulu, HI
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $249,558

Contact: Jane Barnwell
Director
(808)441-1320; barnwellj@prel.org

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning will use its grant to implement, “Successful Early Eco-literacy Development” (SEED), a project-based learning curriculum that will focus on local food and cultivation practices and nutrition in order to increase childhood literacy. The program will specifically address the need to close the reading gap for third grade students on Majuro in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This program will address the achievement gap that separates many Pacific Island students from their U.S. mainland peers by bringing together libraries and museums to collaborate in support of student literacy. The project impact will close the gap in literacy, raise the reading standard, and ensure that all children have the necessary supports to meet the new higher standards.

 


Illinois

University of Illinois, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $46,678

Contact: Deborah Stevenson
BCCB Editor
(217)244-9305; dstevens@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois will partner with the Douglass Branch Library for a yearlong planning project that will explore the benefits of summer reading programs supported by the use of tablet-based apps and e-books. The planning for this project will include research, collecting information about current practices, and identifying future partners and will culminate with a design of a multisite project plan. In order to gather information firsthand, the University of Illinois will use a pilot study with the Douglass Branch Library to collect actual findings that will lead to recommendations on how to best support a summer reading program through technology.

 

Board of Education of City of Chicago - Chicago, IL
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $249,999

Contact: Ms. Lisa Perez
(773)553-6212; leperez1@cps.edu

The Department of Libraries for the Chicago public schools will improve school librarians’ understanding of mobile technologies so that mobile devices can be better supported in school and school library programs. In response to these challenges, the participating schools will produce lesson plans, student artifacts, and technology integration recommendations, which can be used to support implementation at other schools. The project is unique among other technology integration programs due to involvement of school leadership at each site, the creation of standards-based lesson plans by school librarians, and the inclusion of gamifcation features into the program.

 

American Theological Library Association - Chicago, IL
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $46,500

Contact: Miguel Figueroa
Director of Member Programs
(312)454-5100x4415; mfigueroa@atla.org

The American Theological Library Association, with partners the Catholic Library Association and the Association of Jewish Libraries, will study the needs of small theological and religious studies libraries through a survey and follow-up analysis to better understand the preservation needs of the valuable and vulnerable collections held in these libraries. The data collected in the survey will provide increased knowledge of theological and religious studies libraries and how to best meet their needs.

 

American Library Association - Chicago, IL
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $50,000

Contact: Mr. Keith Fiels
Executive Director
(312)280-1392; kfiels@ala.org

The American Library Association (ALA), in consultation with thought leaders from the library and information science community and from other sectors, will use its grant to establish the Center for the Future of Libraries, modeled on the successful American Alliance of Museums Center for the Future of Museums. The goal will be to provide library planners and community leaders with information resources and tools that will help them understand the trends reshaping their libraries and communities and incorporate foresight into their planning processes. ALA will focus on collaborative planning, initial program and product development, and laying the groundwork for economic sustainability.

 

Public Library Association - Chicago, IL
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $499,741

Contact: Ms. Barbara Macikas
Executive Director, PLA
(312)280-5028; bmacikas@ala.org

The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children, divisions of the American Library Association will support a three year project to conduct research that will examine how library programming about early literacy development affects parent behavior and engagement. Through the support of parent focused early literacy services and programs, public libraries can play a key role in helping children become ready to read and be ready for school. However, the research demonstrating the impact of parent education programming at public libraries has not been undertaken. “Bringing Home Early Literacy: Determining the Impact of Library Programming on Parent Behavior,” will determine whether parents or caregivers who engage in early literacy practices with their children help them develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to read.

 

American Library Association - Chicago, IL
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $99,996

Contact: Ms. Mary Fournier
Deputy Director, Public Programs Office
(312)280-5056; mfournier@ala.org

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Program Office will use its grant to develop and disseminate a white paper that documents the characteristics, audiences, outcomes, and value of public programming in libraries at a national level. The project team will examine general trends emerging from recent evaluations and use that data to create a framework for describing public programming in libraries, identify gaps in current knowledge, and develop research strategies to serve the field. Assessing the state of library programming on a national level will increase understanding of how library programs increase broad public access to knowledge and foster support for lifelong learners across diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

American Association of School Librarians - Chicago, IL
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $99,398

Contact: Ms. Julie Walker
Executive Director
(312)280-4388; jwalker@ala.org

The American Association of School Libraries will host a national forum to determine if a causal relationship exists between strong school library programs and student academic achievement. The forum will lead to the creation of an interdisciplinary, networked community of researchers focused on causal research in school libraries that meet the rigorous criteria for scientifically based empirical research. While past studies have suggested a correlation between school libraries staffed by professional school librarians and containing adequate resources to increased student achievement, further progress requires the more rigorous experimental design of causal studies. Fifty invited scholars from the school library and related research fields will participate in the forum, which will lead to the publication of a white paper that will guide further inquiry on this topic.

 


Maine

University of Maine - Orono, ME
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $49,922

Contact: Susan Bennett-Armistead
(207)581-2418; susan.bennett-armistead@maine.edu

The University of Maine’s Raymond H. Fogler Library and College of Education and Human Development, with the Old Town Elementary School and Old Town Public Library, will use this grant to support the planning of three informational text kit sets (20 – 30 kits per set) that will become long-term support for early literacy in Maine. This planning grant will evaluate and develop how libraries can work together to support literacy from birth to age eight and address the challenges of school readiness and summer reading loss. Once created, the kits will act as a model for other libraries to address early literacy challenges. The project will support training on the kits, early literacy knowledge, promoting their use with parents, and the criteria for crafting new kits in the future.

 


Maryland

Howard County Library - Columbia, MD
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $267,488

Contact: Ms. Angela Brade
Chief Operating Officer
(410)313-7797; angela.brade@hclibrary.org

The Howard County Library System (HCLS), in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will use this grant to enhance the teen digital media lab at the Savage Branch Library by adding science, technology, engineering, and math projects and implementing that same STEM-focused model in three other libraries. The “Hi Tech Academy: The Road to a STEM Career” project will address the increasing demand for workers with STEM-related skills as the number of college graduates in these fields decreases. This program will create a model to be replicated at other libraries, bring awareness of how to best teach these skills, increase interest in STEM for youth, and address the demand for these skills in the community.

 


Michigan

Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science - Detroit, MI
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Program Category: Master’s Level Programs
Award Amount: $497,095

Contact: Dr. Stephen Bajjaly
Associate Dean
(313)577-0350; bajjaly@wayne.edu

The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance will recruit, mentor, and deliver an online Master of Library and Information Science degree to 10 students from underrepresented groups in order to achieve greater diversity among practicing library professionals. Recruitment efforts will be extended particularly to undergraduates currently attending HBCU institutions and library paraprofessionals currently employed by HBCU libraries. The major goals of this project are to recruit additional underrepresented students to the library profession; provide graduate library science educational opportunities to promising bachelor’s degree holders and library paraprofessionals from underrepresented groups; and test the efficacy of a distributed online degree program, supported by on-site mentors, to retain students from underrepresented groups through degree completion and employment as professional librarians.

 


Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Dept. of Special Collections & Rare Books -
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Advancing Digital Resources
Award Amount: $250,000

Contact: Dr. Cecily Marcus
Curator, Performing Arts Archives
(612)624-8812; marc0082@umn.edu

The University of Minnesota Libraries will use its grant to create the African American Theater History Project, which will address 200 years of African American theater history that has been consistently under documented. The project team will work with stakeholders to build and make accessible a national collection of digital archival material relevant to African American cultural history, including theater, and to create a means of identifying, aggregating, and indexing selected metadata for end-user discovery. Using existing harvesting protocols or Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the project will gather openly available metadata and make it available for students and researchers through portals such as the Digital Public Library of America.

 

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe/White Earth Band - White Earth, MN
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $121,224

Contact: Barbara Fabre
(218)983-3285; barbf@whiteearth.com

The White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe will establish a new full-service library—the Maamigin Achigaade, or “Gathering Place.” Building on the Readmobile services that have delivered literacy materials to thousands of children since 2007, and the nation’s strong partnership with Northern Lights Library Network, the new library will provide a central place for community members of all ages to finally access full library services without traveling long distances. Print and digital resources and public computers will complement the new Smart Play Spot from the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The Gathering Place will serve as a learning and meeting hub for the community. Staff will incorporate Ojibwe language and storytelling into all programming to facilitate language revitalization on the reservation, a vital goal for the people of the White Earth Nation.

 


Missouri

Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis, MO
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Advancing Digital Resources
Award Amount: $449,641

Contact: Trish Rose-Sandler
(314)577-9473; trish.rose-sandler@mobot.org

The Missouri Botanical Garden and partners at Harvard University, Cornell University, and New York Botanical Garden will test new means of crowdsourcing to support the enhancement of content in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The BHL is an international consortium of the world’s leading natural history libraries that have collaborated to digitize the public domain literature documenting the world’s biological diversity, resulting in the single, largest, open-licensed source of biodiversity literature. The project will demonstrate whether or not digital games are an effective tool for analyzing and improving digital outputs from optical character recognition and transcription. The anticipated benefits of gaming include improved access to content by providing richer and more accurate data; an extension of limited staff resources; and exposure of library content to communities who may not know about the collections otherwise.

 


New Hampshire

University System of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Advancing Digital Resources
Award Amount: $474,156

Contact: Dr. Thelma Thompson
Assoc Prof & Govt Information and Maps Librarian
(603)862-1132; thelma.thompson@unh.edu

The University of New Hampshire Library and its partner, the Earth Systems Research Center, will build PLACE, the Position-based Location Archive Coordinate Explorer, a geospatial search interface that will embed geospatial coordinates into metadata, leading to easier discovery of information that can be difficult to locate through traditional search methods. Initially, PLACE will provide access to geographic collections focused on the region, but it will be flexible and expandable as collections grow. The project will provide users with access to these collections through a flexible visual interface, contribute to development of open source geospatial tools, and provide a toolkit for other institutions to implement in their geospatial collections. Ready access to embedded geospatial information in a flexible visual interface will contribute to the development of 21st-century skills by library users, such as visual, global, and environmental literacy.

 


New Mexico

Pueblo of Santa Clara - Espanola, NM
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $138,741

Contact: Ms. Teresa Naranjo
Library Director
(505)692-6295; sclib@santaclarapueblo.org

The Pueblo of Santa Clara’s Community Library will continue its important role as a community anchor in fostering 21st-century learning and information use with a range of interactive projects that will engage community members of all ages. Technology Access Nights will foster responsible technology use and awareness among young learners and their families, especially promoting safe social media practices. For hands-on technology learning, youth, elders, and their families will collaborate on two oral history projects. One will gather stories of Santa Clara Pueblo women’s achievements and cultural endurance, and the other will document strategies for academic success. Also, a youth mentor/internship initiative will create a cadre of “Bookworm Interns” trained in the Every Child Ready to Read Program®, allowing the interns to practice their new skills during the Summer Reading Program, which will be extended from one to five weeks.

 


New York

Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $221,308

Contact: Mr. Richard Reyes-Gavilan
Director of Central Library
(718)230-2199; r.reyesgavilan@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority and the Center for Educational Pathways, will implement “Read! Write! Create!,” a literacy program focused on comic book creation, which targets families with children between the ages five and nine who reside in three public housing developments and the surrounding low-income neighborhoods. The program, which supports the goals of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and addresses literacy skills in New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards, will reach 600 children and their caregivers over two years through a series of drop-in workshops. Dissemination to the profession will extend the project’s benefits to additional communities.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $50,000

Contact: Ms. Ludmila Pollock
Director of Library and Archives
(516)367-8493; Pollock@cshl.edu

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with partner the Rockefeller University will undertake initial planning for a proposed shared bioscience information resource center. The planning will include collaboration with university leadership and faculty to conduct surveys, form a committee, and organize discussions about the proposed center, resulting in a pilot program. This proposed digital center will bring together collections and content and will promote policies that allow access for others throughout the scientific community. Strong collaborations are a critical need when planning the future of science libraries at academic research institutions. The collaborations within this grant will generate new models, strategies, and relationships in order to best serve the changing need for access to information at science libraries.

 

Long Island University, Palmer School of Library and Information Science -
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Program Category: Doctoral Programs
Award Amount: $353,760

Contact: Dr. Jody Howard
Associate Dean and Director
(516)299-4109; jody.howard@liu.edu

Long Island University-Palmer School and its partners, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Old Dominion University, will use its grant on a project to prepare doctoral candidates with an interest in school library doctoral studies to become leaders in the school library field or at the university level. There is a critical need to provide content-specific curriculum for the next wave of school library university professors and leaders in this field, as no curriculum exists at the present time. The members of the partnership have developed curricula for four online doctoral level courses providing instruction in the area of school librarianship. The universities will form a cohort of not more than 21 candidates who will be admitted to the Ph.D. or Ed.D. programs at their institutions.

 

New York Public Library - New York, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Advancing Digital Resources
Award Amount: $500,000

Contact: Mr. Micah May
(212)621-0526; micahmay@nypl.org

New York Public Library (NYPL) will use its grant to collect and analyze data on user experiences; identify opportunities for improvements; and design, test, and employ new tools, which will be made available to other libraries. The project addresses the need for evolving access as technology changes. The rapid transformation brought on by the electronic information age has a created a critical moment in which libraries across the country must find ways to ensure democratic access to books, ideas, and information, regardless of format. The project will be supported by a large group of partner libraries and technical advisors and is aligned with the Readers First movement, which is dedicated to ensuring that library patrons have access to both virtual and physical collections. NYPL will test innovative library policies and practices while adopting new technologies in order to create improved patron experiences, with the goals of building new audiences and increasing the use of electronic collections.

 

Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $305,107

Contact: Mr. Jeremy Linden
(585)475-4478; jrlpph@rit.edu

The Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology will consolidate knowledge of sustainable HVAC operation in libraries and demonstrate a field tested methodology by which libraries could achieve significant improvements to their systems’ energy efficiency without placing collections preservation at risk, using only their own internal staff and existing resources. IPI will work with three partner libraries to test and refine the methodology, which will be published at the conclusion of the project. Rather than emphasizing new equipment and controls, the techniques used depend on identifying the most significant opportunities for improved operation and applying risk-managed approaches. Additionally, facilities staff and collections care staff will work together in this model, taking incremental steps with measurable feedback on preservation quality and operating costs.

 

Westchester Library System - Tarrytown, NY
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $500,000

Contact: Ms. Francine Feuerman
Chief Financial Officer
(914)231-3222; ffeuerman@wlsmail.org

Westchester Library System, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, ALA’s Public Programs Office, and AARP Foundation, will improve, expand, and sustain creative aging programs in public libraries and position libraries as community cornerstones for positive aging. Built on Lifetime Arts’ capacity-building model, this initiative reflects new scholarship on the benefits of social engagement and creative expression for healthy aging, employs nationally recognized best practices in arts education, and promotes partnerships between librarians and arts and community organizations. Through the new Lifetime Arts Affiliate Network, up to 150 librarians will participate in in-depth training, receive ongoing technical assistance, participate in a national peer network, and receive support to implement programs in their communities. The program will provide a practical, replicable, and sustainable approach for transforming library services for older adults to align with new knowledge, societal priorities, and collaborative practice.

 


North Carolina

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $285,321

Contact: R. Michael Young
Professor
young@csc.ncsu.edu

The North Carolina State University Libraries and its partners will create a model framework for an interactive learning environment, applying the principles of gaming, artificial intelligence, systems automation, and experience design. Display screens, interactive applications, and computerized information systems have become almost ubiquitous within informal learning spaces in libraries and museums. The resulting convergence of physical and virtual environments, with the attendant urgency to fill screens with content that is meaningful and interactive, creates new challenges for keeping labor-intense digital content and applications fresh and relevant. The model will include an integrated assessment loop and tools for improving services to users.

 


Ohio

Columbus Metropolitan Library - Columbus, OH
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $249,727

Contact: Ms. Kathy Shahbodaghi
Public Services Director, Youth & Teen
(614)849-1015; kshahbodagh@columbuslibrary.org

Columbus Metropolitan Library, in partnership with Learn4Life and Columbus City Schools, will participate in the Supporting Partnerships to Ensure Ready Kids (SPARK) program, a home visitation program designed to increase high-risk children’s school readiness and parents’ effectiveness as learning advocates for their students. The project’s service area is west Columbus, which has some of the highest poverty rates and lowest standardized test scores in central Ohio. Family activities will aid in the development of children’s reading, language, and social skills and will link families to other service providers that can improve children’s health and wellbeing so that they can enter school ready to learn.

 

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. - Dublin, OH
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $248,982

Contact: Ms. Chrystie Hill
Director, Community Relations
(206)336-9204; hillc@oclc.org

OCLC will use this grant for a national project called Strengthening Continuing Education Content for Libraries, which is designed to test new models for content creation, help continuing education (CE) providers design more effective online learning opportunities, and better coordinate content development. Managed by OCLC WebJunction and its partner, Infopeople, this project will design and deliver a training institute for 12 CE providers to learn how to produce cost-efficient, high-quality online learning content. Six new learning content objects will be created, testing replicable models for training content development and delivery.

 

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. - Dublin, OH
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $289,387

Contact: Ms. Chrystie Hill
Director, Community Relations
(206)336-9204; hillc@oclc.org

OCLC will use its grant for the Coalition for National Learning project, the goal of which is to create a joint strategy for delivering sustainable continuing education (CE) for library, museum, and other knowledge workers by forming an inclusive coalition of members who hold the potential to influence continuing education nationally. The project will identify challenges and opportunities inherent in delivering CE nationally, explore successful business models, and provide a foundation for efficient management of CE investments across the nation.

 


Oklahoma

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma - Perkins, OK
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $149,077

Contact: Ms. Sandy Tharp
Librarian
(405)547-4213x213; stharp@iowanation.org

On behalf of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, the Iowa Tribal Library will establish an afterschool library youth program called “Gathering Hope” with the goal of improving educational performance while also instilling traditional Iowa cultural values in youth as a point of reference for balance and harmony in their lives. The program will follow the school calendar and provide consistent and structured afterschool programming during the week, including fall, summer, and spring break. A part-time assistant librarian and summer youth assistant will work to improve family literacy and offer traditional cultural activities, while a professional tutor will provide afterschool assistance to help maintain and improve grades. Project staff expects that half of the “Gathering Hope” students will commit to attending college, making them eligible to apply for the Oklahoma’s Promise program, which supports college tuition costs.

 

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma - Quapaw, OK
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $141,569

Contact: Patricia Billings
pbillings@quapawtribe.com

The Quapaw Tribe will transform the Quapaw Tribal Library into a first-rate information center, making it accessible and welcoming to the community at large as well as to tribal members living far from home. Building on a recent project to update the general collection and offer e-resources, the library will add materials in a variety of formats for its diverse community, implement a childhood literacy program to instill the love of reading in young people, offer cultural workshops to enhance the knowledge of Quapaw culture and traditions, and expand library hours to meet the growing demand for information services.

 


Oregon

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $155,464

Contact: Dr. Amanda Whitmire
(541)737-3133

Oregon State University will collaborate with the University of Oregon, Purdue University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Pennsylvania State University to facilitate a study of faculty data management plans and create an analytic rubric to standardize the review of data management. As academic libraries evolve from their traditional role as repositories of information to being active collaborators with faculty in their research processes, there is a growing need for data management that supports the needs of the researchers. The project will analyze and identify common gaps and weaknesses in faculty understanding of data management principles and practices. The rubric will assist academic libraries in expanding or implementing the use of data management as a resource for researchers. It will give librarians a way to make informed decisions that will support continued quality research.

 


Pennsylvania

Free Library Foundation - Philadelphia, PA
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $49,884

Contact: Dr. Joseph McPeak
Associate Director
(215)686-5300; mcpeakj@freelibrary.org

The Free Library Foundation and its partners will use its planning grant to create a detailed service plan to address the need for the improvement of adult literacy and job training programs in southwest Philadelphia. Project activities will include creating an advisory council of community organizations, assessing current services and the gaps in programming; creating a communication plan to outline how to share data, and making recommendations for implementation. The overall outcome will inform decisions about resources and services provided while strengthening the role of the library as a tool for connecting resources in a community.

 


Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $50,000

Contact: Renee Hobbs
(401)874-2110; hobbs@uri.edu

The University of Rhode Island will use its grant to create a plan for a national conference and a yearlong community outreach program that will highlight the best strategies for using children’s film and digital media to increase literacy. The program will bring together the Providence Children’s Film Festival, the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the American Center for Children and Media, and the Children’s Media Association. This diverse audience will address current needs such as filling in the knowledge gaps of children’s librarians and fostering collaboration between librarians and media professionals and between schools and libraries. The program will also be an experiential learning opportunity for those library and information sciences graduate students that will help their professional development of leadership and communication skills.

 

Providence Public Library - Providence, RI
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $498,172

Contact: Mrs. Karisa Tashjian
(401)455-8185; ktashjian@provlib.org

To address the needs of the underserved population of Providence, Providence Public Library will use its grant to create “Adult Lifelong Learning Access (ALLACCESS),” which will spur stakeholders across the state of Rhode Island to implement models for increasing access to digital literacy, adult education, and workforce services at two of the state’s leading public libraries. The two libraries and their statewide partners will demonstrate methods for integrating library, adult education, and workforce services to support adults with low education attainment; low English literacy, disabilities, or low digital literacy. This will clearly establish the important role of community libraries in serving these four key populations whose needs cannot be met by the current workforce.

 

Providence Community Library - Providence, RI
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $250,000

Contact: Amy Greer
(401)523-3482; agreer@provcomlib.org

Providence Community Library will partner with Ready to Learn Providence on “Ready for K!,” a school readiness program designed to reduce the achievement gap for children who are entering kindergarten and have not participated in formal early learning programs. Major project components include professional development for children’s librarians and family literacy programming, including the creation of literacy kits with books and activities. The project will help ensure that students enter kindergarten ready to learn and will demonstrate the library’s important role as a partner in meeting this essential community need.

 


Tennessee

Vanderbilt University, Eskind Biomedical Library - Nashville, TN
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $486,598

Contact: Dr. Nunzia Giuse
Asst Vice Chancellor of Knowledge Management
(615)936-1402; nunzia.giuse@vanderbilt.edu

The Knowledge Management/Eskind Biomedical Library at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center will develop a model for delivering patient-specific, consumer-friendly information that will lead to more informed patients, who are more likely to take a proactive, participatory role in their health care. The project’s test bed will be My Cancer Genome (mycancergenome.org), a freely available web-based tool that provides information on tumor-based genetic mutations that can impact cancer treatment, the study of which is called pharmocogenetics. The team has selected two cancer types, melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer to demonstrate broad applicability of the model framework developed. Key project components include drafting guidelines for developing consumer-friendly educational material about pharmacogenetic principles; creating consumer-friendly pharmocogenetic content; and detailing a process for content refinement and evaluation.

 


Texas

University of North Texas - Denton, TX
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $486,078

Contact: Jiangping Chen
Assistant Professor
(940)369-8393; jiangping.chen@unt.edu

The University of North Texas, in collaboration with the Shenzhen Library in China and Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, will use its grant to investigate and evaluate the effective and efficient application of Machine Translation (MT) technologies for providing multilingual information access (MLIA) to digital collections. Currently, multilingual digital collections rely primarily on human translation to convert metadata records, which is both time consuming and expensive. The project will produce an MLIA model and an open source multiengine machine translation system able to provide Chinese and Spanish translation of English metadata records. In an increasingly global knowledge society, machine translation is a promising tool for information sharing and knowledge discovery.

 


Utah

Utah Valley University - Orem, UT
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $50,000

Contact: Bryan Eldredge
(801)863-8529; bryane@uvu.edu

Utah Valley University, a member of the Deaf Studies Archive Consortium, will initiate planning for a central web-based access point to connect a range of disparate digital collections, allowing for improved search and access for resources in American Sign Language for the deaf community. The project will bring together partners Gallaudet University, California State University, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology to conduct planning meetings and collaborate with experts in the field. The goal is to consolidate resources in a way that will not only make these holdings more available but will encourage their use in new ways that take advantage of emerging technologies. Project outcomes will include a needs and feasibility statement, a lecture at the “Deaf Studies Today!” 2014 conference and an implementation plan to create a future Deaf World Library and Museum.

 


Virginia

University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Advancing Digital Resources
Award Amount: $355,073

Contact: Sheila Blackford
(434)243-2054; blackford@virginia.edu

The Scripps Library at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center will develop Connecting Presidential Collections (presedentialcollections.org), a centralized portal for audiences to access presidential materials, which are both vast and disparate. Creating a centralized resource addresses the needs of audiences by simplifying discovery and will allow for increased exposure for the collections of presidential sites and libraries. Building on work completed during a planning grant, this next phase of work will include finalizing the website, cataloging materials, growing the number of participating partners, creating training resources, and digitizing microfilm collections. Once populated, this website will be a robust resource for scholars, librarians, researchers, students, and presidential history buffs.

 

Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education - Norfolk, VA
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Program Category: Master’s Level Programs
Award Amount: $322,718

Contact: Dr. Sue Kimmel
Assistant Professor
(757)683-5714; skimmel@odu.edu

Old Dominion University, in partnership with the Virginia Association of School Librarians, will conduct NextGen2, a transformative distance learning program leading to a Masters Degree in Education with Virginia licensure in school librarianship. The next generation of school librarians will not only need to have the information and digital literacy skills integral to informational professionals in this century, they will also need to model and teach those skills to the PK-12 students who may well live to be citizens of the 22nd century. Drawn from classroom teachers in rural regions of Virginia, 18 students will become school librarians who will take roles of service and leadership both in their local communities and at regional, state, and national levels.

 


Washington

Makah Tribal Council - Neah Bay, WA
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $129,436

Contact: Janine Ledford
(360)645-2711; mcrcjanine@centurytel.net( del)

On behalf of the Makah Nation, the Makah Cultural and Research Center (MCRC) will undertake a multifaceted project that will include the research and development of lectures, information kits, a booklet, a traveling photo exhibit, and instructional videos documenting the important annual cultural celebration called Makah Days. It will also include a lecture series on Makah genealogy to assist tribal members in understanding their personal and family history and how they fit into the fabric of the tribe. The ongoing community need for enhanced technology skills will be addressed with a series of computer classes in partnership with the local high school that will be free to community members. Honors students will provide one-on-one mentoring alongside the instructor. Collections policy and preservation plans will also be developed for the ever-expanding manuscripts collection in the MCRC.

 

Washington State University Libraries - Pullman, WA
Grant Program: Librarians for the 21st Century
Award Amount: $499,186

Contact: Dr. Kimberly Christen
Assistant Professor
(509)335-4177; kachristen@wsu.edu

“Collaborative Stewardship: Providing Sustainable Digital Heritage Training for Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums" is a three year partnership among Washington State University, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, and CoDA, the Center for Digital Archaeology, at the University of California Berkeley. The project will provide: 1) yearly hands on training workshops, 2) a national online digital workbench registry to connect tribal archives, museums and libraries with key resources, 3) set of online resources and web-based tutorials that cover the lifecycle from digitizing to curation, sharing to preservation, all grounded in international standards based protocols as well as the incorporation of tribal cultural values and needs into the process, and 4) a "stewardship kit" that will include a set of guidelines to enhance the video tutorials and a clear step-by-step process detailing the stewardship models. These infographics and multimedia materials can be accessed and downloaded for local stewards to create and implement their digitization and preservation plans.

 

University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Research
Award Amount: $471,054

Contact: Dr. Alison Head
Affiliate Associate Director
(707)800-7590; alison@projectinfolit.org

The University of Washington, in partnership with Project Information Literacy, will conduct a large-scale quantitative study investigating how recent college graduates find, evaluate, and use information for lifelong learning once they leave campus, particularly in areas such as staying competitive in the workforce, engaging in civic affairs, and personal development. From the data collected and analyzed, researchers will study graduates’ information needs and the information systems they employ as lifelong learners. In related analysis, the team will also study the role libraries currently play in lifelong learning as well as opportunities to enhance lifelong learning that are feasible, practical, and affordable.

 

University of Washington Libraries - Seattle, WA
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $80,035

Contact: Mr. John Vallier
Head, Distributed Media Servivces, Libraries
(206)616-1210; vallier@uw.edu

The University of Washington Libraries and the Music Library Association (MLA) will conduct a one-year project titled, “National Forum on Online-Only Music: 21st Century Sound Recording Collection in Crisis.” Today’s music industry is increasingly favoring online-only, direct-to-consumer music distribution. This project will examine the possibility of creating an online option to access music collections in library environments. UW and MLA will hire five expert consultants, hold one planning meeting, bring stakeholders together in three national forum meetings, analyze content of the meetings, and develop approaches to the issues including, ideally, a licensing scenario in which libraries may purchase and provide access to online-only music.

 

Suquamish Tribal Council - Suquamish, WA
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $147,493

Contact: Mr. Joe Davalos
Superintendent of Education
(360)394-8675; jdavalos@suquamish.nsn.us

The Suquamish Tribe will provide programs, instruction, and resources that will foster positive relationships between the generations—youth and elders, students and teachers, and the community at large. The “Connections: Relationships, Resources & Reading Project” will bring together a team from the Suquamish Tribal Library, Chief Kitsap Academy, Tribal Education Department, Suquamish Museum, Elders Council, and Youth Council as well as the North Kitsap School District, to engage students with culturally relevant learning styles and rigorous academic curricula. An important component of the project will pair students with elders in a reciprocal mentoring program in which elders will share their cultural knowledge with students who will digitally record their stories and, in turn, share their technological expertise with the elders. The new resources developed with this grant will provide fresh and accurate materials for the new “Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State” statewide curriculum.

 


Wisconsin

Stockbridge-Munsee Community - Bowler, WI
Grant Program: Native American Library Services
Program Category: Enhancement Grants
Award Amount: $112,251

Contact: Mrs. Nathalee Kristiansen
Library/Museum Manager
(715)793-4270; nathalee.kristiansen@mohican-nsn.gov

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library and Museum will work with tribal members in a series of six hands-on participatory genealogy workshops exploring Mohican family history in order to gain a deeper understanding of how tribal members have worked together to sustain their nation. The workshops will teach genealogy research techniques, engage participants in the examination of archival and personal photographs and documents, and provide opportunities for sharing oral and written family stories. Participants will help create a photographic history book that tells tribal history by highlighting accomplishments and daily life from early ancestors to contemporary tribal members. The library’s archival collection will increase with the addition of photographs, family trees, and stories collected during the project, adding new tribal perspectives to the rich history of the Stockbridge Munsee Community.

 

College of Menominee Nation - Keshena, WI
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Demonstration
Award Amount: $100,000

Contact: Ms. Maria Escalante
Library Director, S. Verna Fowler Library
(715)799-5600x3001; mescalante@menominee.edu

This award to the College of Menominee Nation (CMN, together with an additional award of $92,466 to the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison (SLIS), will support a collaborative project to address early learning. SLIS is has deep knowledge of early learning research and CMS has deep expertise in knowing what works best for people who are impoverished and have low literacy. As partners, they will build on this foundation to develop a model for early literacy programs, especially for rural, Native American communities.

 

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System - Madison, WI
Grant Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Category: Planning Grants
Award Amount: $92,466

Contact: Allison Kaplan
(608)890-1335; agkaplan@wisc.edu

This award to the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison (SLIS), together with an additional award of $100,000 to the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) will support a collaborative project to address early learning. SLIS is has deep knowledge of early learning research and CMS has deep expertise in knowing what works best for people who are impoverished and have low literacy. As partners, they will build on this foundation to develop a model for early literacy programs, especially for rural, Native American communities.