News You Can Use
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provides funding for research projects through the National Leadership Grants (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) programs. NLG support projects addressing significant challenges and opportunities facing libraries and archives while LB21 supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet changing U.S. learning and information needs. LB21 Early Career Development grants, in particular, aid untenured, tenure-track library and information science faculty conducting research in their own fields of inquiry. During this session, recent award recipients will highlight successful IMLS research projects to educate and encourage others to apply. IMLS program officers will share information about how to develop competitive proposals and get helpful feedback during the application process.