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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovator Cohort Grant
Deadline: March 6, 2014
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is accepting applications for the Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort, an 18-month, team-based professional development opportunity for public libraries, developed by ALA and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

The Libraries Transforming Communities project, made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, addresses a critical need of the field by developing and distributing new tools, resources and support for librarians to engage with their communities in new ways; strengthens librarians as community leaders and change agents, and strengthens ALA’s capacity as a lead library support entity.

In April, up to 50 individuals representing teams from 10 public libraries nationally will be selected to participate in the Public Innovators Cohort. Selected libraries will receive:
Complete guidelines and application instructions can be found at: A conference call for interested applicants will be held at 1 p.m. central time on February 12, 2014.
- posted by Stephanie Gerding @ 9:18 AM
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