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IMLS Calls for 2008 Native American Library Basic Grant, Basic Grant with Education/Assessment Option, and Enhancement Grant Applications

The following is a press release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) calling for application regarding the Native American Library Basic Grants. The deadline for submitting applications for the Basic Grants is March 3, 2008 and for the Enhancement Grants, May 1, 2008.

WASHINGTON, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the 2008 Native American Library Services Basic Grants and Enhancement Grants. Native American Library Services Basic Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. Applicants may choose to apply for the Education/Assessment Option in conjunction with the Basic Grant. This option provides funding for staff participation in library-related continuing education courses, training workshops, and conferences; and for the hiring of a consultant for an onsite professional library assessment. Enhancement Grants may enhance existing library services or implement new library services, particularly as they relate to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

The grants are designed to help Native American libraries overcome many of the challenges they face and improve services to their communities.
The Institute encourages libraries to use technology to bring information to people in new and interesting ways. At the same time, these grants support a range of traditional library services to ensure that users have access to all the kinds of information they need and want.

To read the press release in its entirety, please visit the IMLS website.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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