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Pre-Application Webinar for Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries

October 2, 2020
Short Title
Pre-Application Webinar for Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
Summary

Join us for this free webinar to learn about the application process for Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an ALA initiative that will award grants to up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities in 2020 and 2021.

Description

LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is open to libraries in the U.S. and U.S. territories that serve small or rural communities. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) defines small communities as those with a legal service area population of 25,000 or less and rural communities as those more than, or equal to, five miles from an urbanized area.

Selected libraries will develop facilitation skills through online training, talk with community members (virtually or in-person) about local needs, and undertake a project that benefits their community. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, from hotspot purchases to personal protective equipment to staff time to undertake community engagement work. 

In this one-hour webinar, attendees will:

  • Get an intensive look at the application¬†
  • Learn about the guidelines, requirements and eligibility for the grant
  • Learn how to write a competitive narrative
  • Learn how to submit your application via Foundant
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of ALA Public Programs Office staff

Resources

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
Recorded on
10/22/2020
Timezone
Central
Duration
1 Hour
Presenters

Mary Davis Fournier, Director, Libraries Transforming Communities, Deputy Director, ALA Public Programs Office 

Samantha Oakley, Program Manager, ALA Public Programs Office 

 

Cost
Free
Location
Virtual
Registration Deadline
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Library Type
Public
Rural
Special
Popular Topics
Grants and Fundraising
Job Functions
Grants and Awards