LA as Subject awarded an LB21 Collaborative Planning Grant

LA as Subject awarded an LB21 Collaborative Planning Grant

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Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) the Collaborative Planning Grants support activities required to fully develop ideas for a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, which supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; and to support early career research. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff.

This grant award is the first one received by LA as Subject.  During this year long grant, LAAS members the University of Southern California Libraries, Autry National Center, and California State University Northridge will lead a planning project to develop a new residency program that will provide continuing education opportunities for recent MLIS graduates and existing staff at neighborhood- and community-based archives throughout Southern California. This planning project will develop a residency structure, curriculum, and evaluation plan, based on the needs of the neighborhood and community archives as well as the proposed residents.

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