Funding supports training and continued professional development for library and archives specialists and initiatives that can advance practice and strengthen library and archival services. Application Deadline is September 20, 2023.
Washington DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2024 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21).
Applicants have through September 20, 2023, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals.
The National Leadership Grants for Libraries program supports projects that address critical needs of the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance practice in these professions to strengthen library and archival services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as new models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment.
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports the development of a diverse workforce of librarians and archivists, to better meet the information needs of the public. Program goals include recruiting, training, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce of library and archives professionals; developing faculty, library, and archives leaders by increasing the institutional capacity of libraries, archives, and of graduate programs related to library and information science; and enhancing the training and professional development of the library and archival workforce.
Applicants should review the Notice of Funding Opportunity for each program carefully and reach out to IMLS staff members listed on the NLG-L and LB21 webpages with any questions. A free, on-demand informational webinar is available on the IMLS website.
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where individuals and communities have access to museums and libraries to learn from and be inspired by the trusted information, ideas, and stories they contain about our diverse natural and cultural heritage. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.