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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Libraries Transform Communities: ALA Engagement Grant

Deadline: February 3, 2020

The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant is an annual grant to recognize, promote and support innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. One library will be selected to receive $2,000 in order to advance its community engagement efforts. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members – be they library patrons, residents, faculty, students or local organizations – to address issues for the betterment of the community.

School, public, academic, tribal or special libraries are invited to apply by designing and outlining activities for an innovative and meaningful library-led community engagement project.

Project activities may include:
  • Developing direct/sustained/innovative community engagement programs and services
  • Partnering with a community agency/organization/department that builds the capacity of the community to address an important concern/issue
  • Creating a program or event that connects the library to a community-identified aspiration or concern
  • Creating and publishing educational or promotional materials for the greater library community and/or presenting an innovative/model program at conferences
For more information and to apply, visit the ALA website:

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