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RE-51-13-0004-13

University of Arizona
Fiscal Year: 
2013
Award: 
$47,915.00
City: 
Tucson
State: 
AZ
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
Collaborative Planning Grant

The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science’s (SIRLS) Small and Rural Library Scholars project is a collaboration with Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (ASLAPR) on a planning grant to gather data and build knowledge about the needs of Arizona’s small and rural libraries and the communities they serve in order to align recruitment, retention, mentoring/advising, and placement with curriculum and services. The partners will develop survey instruments for, and communicate with, library directors and staff; create outreach and communication channels for recruitment, advising/mentoring, and job placement; and align new programs to the needs of small and rural libraries and cultural heritage organizations. The project will enable SIRLS to have well-defined and supportable needs information and full stakeholder buy-in.