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RE-17-19-0006-19

Drexel University
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$276,895.00
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
PA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
RE-Community Catalysts - Project

Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Drexel Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, and the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, will develop and implement a project to enhance Library and Information Science (LIS) programs focusing on community engagement. The goals of the project include developing a community-based learning model for LIS education and sharing the model with other LIS programs nationwide. The project will also develop and implement a post-baccalaureate Community Catalysts Certificate, which can stand alone or be integrated into an ALA-accredited LIS degree program. Finally, the project will educate twelve IMLS Community Catalysts Fellows on the design, development, and management of community-based service projects for libraries.

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