This week, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released application guidelines for the 2017 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). This marks the last opportunity for the submission of NLG and LB21 applications in 2017. According to IMLS,
The National Leadership Grants program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate results such as new tools, research findings, or models that can be widely used. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports human capital capacity projects for libraries and archives.
Preliminary proposals must be submitted by February 1, 2017. Selected applications will be invited to submit full proposals by June 9, 2017.
You can find more information about the grants by visiting their websites, including information about what activities can be funded by the grants. There will also be a series of informational webinars about NLG, which will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 PM EST, Thursday, December 15 at 3:00 PM EST and Monday, January 9 at 3:00 PM EST. Webinars for LB21 will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 PM EST, Thursday, December 15 at 3:00 PM EST, and Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. For more information about the webinars, please visit the IMLS Webinar webpage.