The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Country: United States

Planning Grants: up to $100,000; Project Grants: up to $1,000,000; Research Grants: up to $500,000

Total Funds Available: $8,000,000

1-4 years depending on grant

Deadline:  September 2020


The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of library and archives professionals. All applications must designate one of the following project categories: Lifelong Learning, Community Catalysts, and National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives.

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