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IMLS Releases Guidelines for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Programs

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799
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IMLS Releases Guidelines for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Programs

Washington, DC – Today the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released application guidelines for the second cycle of the 2017 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). This is the second and final opportunity to apply for the 2017 NLG and LB21 programs. The National Leadership Grants program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate results such as new tools, research findings, or models that can be widely used. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports human capital capacity projects for libraries and archives.

Applicants have through February 1, 2017, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals.

From the preliminary proposals submitted by the February 1 deadline, IMLS will select applicants and invite them to submit full proposals by June 9, 2017.  Applicants who were not invited to continue from an earlier cycle of funding are welcome to submit new preliminary proposals by February 1.

Each program’s guidelines provides additional information about the types of activities that can be funded under these project categories.

Getting Your Questions Answered
Potential applicants can reach out to IMLS staff members listed on the NLG and LB21 program pages to discuss general issues relating to the programs.

Informational webinars on NLG will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 PM EST, Thursday, December 15 at 3:00 PM EST and Monday, January 9 at 3:00 PM EST.  Webinars for LB21 will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 PM EST, Thursday, December 15 at 3:00 PM EST, and Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. For more information about the webinars, please visit the IMLS Webinar webpage.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission has been to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. For the past 20 years, our grant making, policy development, and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Programs: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
National Leadership Grants for Libraries