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Call for Applications: FY 2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the FY 2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program now through the program deadline of September 15, 2014. The program supports grants for the recruiting and educating library students, continuing education for those already in the profession, research, and new programs that build institutional capacity. For program guidelines and more information about the funding opportunity, click here.

This year, the program incorporates three agency priorities, which were discussed in a series of national convenings with IMLS staff and stakeholders. They are:

  • National digital platform
  • Learning spaces in libraries
  • STEM learning in libraries

In particular, applicants should consider projects of professional development and continuing education that address:

  • Digital services (content curation, user services infrastructure design and management)
  • Hands-on, participatory learning services (makerspaces, learning labs, digital media studios, etc.)
  • Connected learning models
  • Community engagement
  • Mentorship, service learning, and practical models for development
  • STEM learning
  • Building capacity to embrace open-ended design challenges and proactive service development


Last Updated: July 16, 2014