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January 2011, Volume 3, Issue 1

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 7-11

Public Library Survey
February 1-March 31

2011 National African American Read-in
February 1-28

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 6-12

School Library Month

School Library Survey
April 1-May 18

National Library Week
April 10-16

South Dakota Library Week
April 10-16

National D.E.A.R. Day
April 12

National Preservation Week
April 24-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
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Grant Opportunities


IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant

Deadline: March 1, 2011

The Native American Library Services Basic Grant is noncompetitive and distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Basic Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. The Education/Assessment Option is supplemental to the Basic Grant. It also is noncompetitive and must be requested. Visit the IMLS website for guidelines and application.


Verizon Foundation Grants

Deadline: January 1 - October 31

The Verizon Foundation’s core giving areas are: Education, Literacy, Domestic Violence Prevention, Healthcare and Accessibility and Internet Safety. Average awards range from $5,000-$10,000. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization or public school. Visit the Verizon Foundation for more information and access to the online application process.


Walmart Store and Sam's Club Giving Programs

Deadlines: February 1 - December 31

The WalMart Foundation supports local, state and national organizations that provide opportunities in the communities they serve. Government agencies, including state, county and city agencies are eligible to apply, as are nonprofit organizations, and K-12 public schools/districts, charter schools, community/junior colleges, state colleges and universities. Organizations that meet the eligibility requirements for these programs can request an application at their local Walmart Store or Sam’s Club. Visit Walmart's corporate website for more information.


Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust Grants

Deadline: ongoing

The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust has announced the availability of small grants (under $5,000) for school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for young adults. Applications that feature new or creative programs will receive special consideration over those simply seeking funds for collection development or for a book discussion group.

The Trust prefers to be contacted by postal mail or phone. For further information and/or for an application, please contact: Julian L. Lapides, Esquire, Trust Manager, 600 Wyndhurst Ave., Suite 246 Baltimore, MD 21210, (410) 464-0100.




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