FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2013
IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Applications: FY 14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The program supports grants for the recruitment and education of library students and continuing education for those already in the profession, as well as the development of new programs and curricula. For program guidelines and more information about the funding opportunity, click here.
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Deadline: September 16, 2013
Getting Your Questions Answered
We are available by phone and e-mail to discuss general issues relating to Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grants. See the contact information below.
We also invite you to participate in one of two pre-application web conferences to learn more about the program, ask questions, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.
The web conference schedule for the FY14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program is as follows:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 3:00-4:00. Eastern Time
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 3:00-4:00. Eastern Time
First-time users of Blackboard Collaborate can visit this link in advance to check their system compatibility:
Join us at the time of the webinar using the details below.
You may be prompted to install the latest version of Java. If you get system prompts while logging in, choose “Run,” “Accept,” or “OK.”
There is integrated audio, but if you prefer to dial in, call: 1-888-272-8702, then enter code: 2053175#.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change. The week the web conference is scheduled, visit the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program webpage to confirm the date and time.
The revised Applicant 101 version for FY 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program applicants will be available in early August. The following links are to the 2013 version of the Applicant 101 web presentation and handout. Viewers must have Adobe® Acrobat Pro or Reader version 9 or above to be able to see the PDF presentation below. Get Plug-in.
- Applicant 101 LB 21 Narrated Web Presentation (PDF, 16 MB)
- Applicant 101 Web Presentation handout (PDF, 1.0 MB)
IMLS Program Staff Contacts
Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer
Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer
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 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help 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 and Twitter.