Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 434.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 10:07:43 +0000
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: IMLS FUNDING
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
January 4, 2002
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS
IMLS Calls for National Leadership Grant Applications
>Washington, DC - In 2001, the federal Institute of Museum and Library
>Services awarded over $14.5 million in National Leadership Grants to
>museums, libraries, professional museum and library service organizations,
>and museum-library partnerships. IMLS encourages all eligible museums and
>libraries to apply for 2002 National Leadership Grant funds. Applicants
>may request up to $500,000. Guidelines, successful proposals, and
>application forms are available on the IMLS Web site at:
>http://www.imls.gov or by mail. You can contact IMLS at 1100 Pennsylvania
>Ave., NW, Washington, DC. 202-606-8536, email: email@example.com.
>The National Leadership Grant program is IMLS' most innovative competitive
>grant program. Applicants should develop proposals that encourage
>creativity in providing public service, meet community needs, and use
>technology innovatively. Projects that can be replicated nationally,
>provide broader public access to collections, and that extend the impact
>of federal funds through collaborations are also encouraged.
>Important! Specific priorities for 2002 proposals have been established
>for each of the grant categories summarized below. Among the new
>* Education of lifelong learners in the 21st century
>* Training in outcome-based evaluation
>* Digital collaborations to bring together related collections
>* Enhancing interoperability of library and museum collections
>Please contact the program officer (contact info follows each summary) for
>each category's priorities.
>National Leadership Grants for Libraries
>EDUCATION AND TRAINING. This grant program supports training and education
>in library and information science, including traineeships, institutes,
>graduate fellowships and other programs. Education and training proposals
>should address recruitment and retention issues as well as intended
>learning outcomes. Jeanne McConnell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due
>RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION. This grant program encourages strong proposals
>for research in library science and for demonstration projects to test
>potential solutions to problems in real-world situations. Preservation or
>Digitization of Library Materials helps to preserve and/or digitize
>library resources. Applicants for preservation projects should describe
>the significance of the materials proposed for preservation or
>digitization (or both) and, if applicable, any innovative approaches.
>Refer to program guidelines for additional requirements for digitization
>projects. Martha Crawley, email@example.com. Applications due February 1.
>PRESERVATION OR DIGITIZATION. Preservation or Digitization of Library
>Materials grants helps preserve and/or digitize library resources.
>Applicants for preservation projects should describe the significance of
>the materials proposed for preservation or digitization (or both) and, if
>applicable, any innovative approaches. Refer to program guidelines for
>additional requirements for digitization projects. Martha Crawley,
>firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due February 1.
>National Leadership Grants for Museums:
>MUSEUMS ONLINE. This grant program is designed specifically to encourage
>innovative uses of technology by museums. Applicants are encouraged to
>develop projects of national significance, which demonstrate how digital
>technologies can be used to increase knowledge and extend valuable
>services and opportunities to all Americans. Christine Henry,
>email@example.com Applications due March 1.
>MUSEUMS IN THE COMMUNITY. This grant program supports museum-community
>partnerships that improve the quality of community life. Priority will be
>given to applicants that will develop long-term partnerships and address
>documented community needs. Christine Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications
>due March 1.
>PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES. These grants support programs that address core
>museum practices such as strategic planning, professional training, and
>leadership development. Priority will be given to projects that
>investigate museum issues, address technology trends in museum operations,
>and develop model programs of partnership between museum associations and
>museums. Christine Henry, email@example.com. Applications due March 1.
>National Leadership Grants for Library-Museum Collaboration:
>LIBRARY-MUSEUM COLLABORATIONS. These grants support innovative projects
>that demonstrate how museums and libraries can work together to expand
>their services to the public. Emphasis should be given to serving the
>community, using technology, and/or enhancing education. Either the museum
>or the library may be the lead applicant. firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Applications are due April 1.
>About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) - IMLS is an
>independent Federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and a
>lifetime of learning by supporting the nation's museums and libraries.
>Created by the Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, P.L. 104-208, IMLS
>administers the Library Services and Technology Act and the Museum
>Services Act. IMLS has an annual budget of approximately $230 million. The
>Institute receives policy advice from two Presidentially appointed, Senate
>confirmed entities: the National Commission for Libraries and Information
>Science and the National Museum Services Board. For more information,
>including grant applications, contact IMLS at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
>Washington, D.C. 202-606-8536, or http://www.imls.gov.
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