Don’t miss this grant opportunity!
The American Library Association (ALA) will make available $1.55M in emergency relief grants to more than 75 libraries this year that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund invites public, school, academic, tribal, and correctional libraries across the United States and US Territories to apply for grants of $20,000.
These funds are intended to bolster library operations and services including broadening technology access, developing collections, providing digital instruction, staffing, and expanding outreach, as well as maintaining and amplifying existing service strategies or adding new ones to extend impact through the end of 2022.
The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund continues to represent some of the most significant grant opportunities available to libraries outside of federal funding. Funds will support libraries’ ability to provide their users with the information services and digital access they need to retain or secure socio-economic mobility during a time of shift and upheaval. Libraries serving low income and rural communities, or communities that are predominately Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, and People of Color, are especially encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS are accepted online through April 21, 2022 (11:59PM Central Time)
ALA COVID Library Relief Fund – Application Information Webinar
If you are interested in applying for a grant for your library, we invite you to this free one-hour information session on the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund application. We will highlight the fund, the application process, and respond to questions you might have. This webinar will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 2:00 PM Central Time.
Libraries serving low income and rural communities, or communities that are predominately Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, and People of Color, are especially encouraged to apply.
Register to attend this informational webinar. If unable to attend, this webinar will be recorded and sent out to all registrants.
Explore MORE page is LIVE
It right here: https://iflsweb.org/exploremore2022/ There’s also a linked graphic on the IFLS website homepage. Watch the Toolkit page and Marketing Monthly for April marketing resources, coming out next week. (The “launch” graphic is already in the toolkit.) Questions about that? firstname.lastname@example.org wi.us or any committee member:
- Cricket LaFond, Director, Clear Lake Public Library (email@example.com)
- Michelle Johnson, Director, Hammond Public Library (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Laura Turpin, Youth Services, St. Croix Falls Public Library (email@example.com)
Anne Hamland will be placing buttons with links to that page on websites next week. Questions about that? firstname.lastname@example.org
End of Campaign: Statewide Job-seekers Campaign Summary
Today we got an end-of-campaign summary from KW2 about the statewide digital marketing campaign that was an extension of LAWDS. Here is a pdf of their slide presentation. If you have questions about this, feel free to contact Reb (email@example.com).