June 21, 2011


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Grant Awards Announcement: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 24 awards totaling $11,227,761 matched with 25,398,758 of non-federal funds for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants. IMLS received 119 applications requesting $55,826,525 in funds.

"We know that the most valuable asset of any library is its staff, and we are happy to once again be able to invest in their development. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program continues to provide education and training that targets specific community needs," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. "This year's funding, for example, provides scholarships to library staff working in some of the nation's most rural libraries, develops professionals proficient in policy issues surrounding electronic records, trains science librarians to manage the ever-increasing amounts of research data, and helps working school librarians get their master's degrees, just to name a few. We know that communities across the nation will continue to reap the rewards of this investment in education for years to come."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

Click here for more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or program.

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Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program