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October 2009, Volume 1, Issue 10

Check your Fall Calendars!

YARP Voting Begins
Oct. 18

Teen Read Week
Oct. 18-24

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 18-24

National Novel Writing Month
November

National Gaming Day @ your library
Nov. 14

American Education Week
Nov. 15-21

Letters for Literature
Dec. 12 deadline


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Grant Opportunity

Loleta D. Fyan Grant for development of public libraries

Deadline: December 1, 2009

The American Library Association is accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant. Local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including units of the American Library Association as well as library schools and individuals are eligible to apply. Projects must result in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide; must have the potential for broader impact and application beyond meeting a specific local need; should be designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future; and should be capable of completion within one year. If you have any questions about ALA’s Loleta D. Fyan Grant, contact Denise M. Davis, the director of the Office for Research and Statistics at either (800) 545-2433, ext. 4274 or dmdavis@ala.org. For more information go to ALA: Loleta D. Fyan Grant.

 

World Book Information Literacy Goal Award

Deadline: December 1, 2009

The American Library Association is accepting applications for the World Book Information Literacy Goal Award. There are two annual awards consisting of $5,000 and a gold-framed citation of achievement that go to public and school libraries. The goal of the award is to promote exemplary information literacy programs in public and school libraries. If you have any questions, contact ALA at (800) 545-2433. For the grant application and more information, visit ALA: World Book Information Literacy Goal.

 

H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2009

The American Library Association is now accepting for the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant. Open to library organizations, this staff development grant seeks proposals that demonstrate greatest merit for a program of staff development that is designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. The funding provided for this program is donated by the H.W. Wilson Company. If you have any questions about the H.W. Wilson Grant program, contact the Program Awards office at either (800) 545-2433 or awards@ala.org. For more information, visit ALA: H. W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant.

 

“We the People” Bookshelf Project

Deadline: January 29, 2010

The National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office is now accepting applications for the “We the People” Bookshelf Project. This year’s theme, “A More Perfect Union,” invites reflection on the idea of the U.S. as a “union,” as “one” as well as “many,” and will complement library programs observing the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. To stimulate programming, the Bookshelf features a DVD edition of “The Civil War,” the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns. Public and K-12 school libraries are invited to apply online through Jan. 29, 2010. In spring 2010, NEH and ALA will select 4,000 libraries to receive the 17 books for young readers, as well as bonus materials for readers of all ages, and the option to receive three titles in Spanish. Since 2003, NEH has awarded some 13,000 bookshelves. For more information go to We the People Bookshelf.

 

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