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RE-00-17-0129-17

American Library Association
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$592,756.00
City: 
Chicago
State: 
IL
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

American Library Association's Public Library Association will sponsor a paid, mentored public library internship program for fifty high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds. Through a summer-long mentored learning project, library mentors and interns will engage with multiple facets of library life, from administration to programming to user services. Interns will have opportunities to connect with one another, and learn from mentors across the country at a library "master class" in Washington, D.C., before returning to their host institutions to develop and execute their summer projects alongside their mentors. Grant funds will enable ALA to test the student cohort model and examine approaches for broadening and accelerating awareness of the library profession that may be adopted for future internship programs.

For more information on the project: https://apply.ala.org/plinterns/