Grant Opportunity ALA LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries

3rd Round of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.

Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment through three rounds of grants in 2020 and 2021. NOTE: Libraries that previously were awarded LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grants are eligible to apply for additional funding to expand their previously awarded projects.

The third grant round is open from June 21 – September 16, 2021. Learn more and apply below.

Applications are due Thursday, September 16.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is part of ALA’s longtime commitment to preparing library workers for the expanding role of libraries. The initiative is offered in partnership with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

Website Resources are Always at Your Fingertips

  • If you have website questions or frustrations, email or call Anne anytime. 
  • Anne will create personalized tutorial videos or set up a virtual meeting to solve a problem or experiment with you!
  • There might be a tutorial already on the LibrariesWin YouTube channel that will answer your questions! The newest tutorial walks you through Creating and Managing a Blog Posts and Displays on your homepage or interior pages.
  • And, of course, bring your question to Webmaster Office Hours.

Anne has worked with 80+ libraries to create responsive and customizable websites. Don’t hesitate to contact her with your website needs!

Help Us Chart Our Course!

If you didn’t have a chance to join us for the quick update on the IFLS planning process, we invite you to take a few minutes to find out what we learned and how we plan to move forward.  Here’s a link to the 20-minute recording. (You my need to use the passcode: vGgFj.*5.)  After you watch get involved or provide more feedback by filling out this form by July 21.

Coming Up Soon

Did you know that you can search on the IFLS calendar? Put a search term like “webinar” or “MORE” to view just the calendar items related to that term. This works in both the agenda and month views.

  • July 2: MORE Executive Committee meeting
  • July 5: IFLS office closed, no courier
  • July 7: Youth Services Check-in, Supporting LGBTQ+ kids
  • July 12 – Deadline to volunteer to be a MORE app tester
  • July 13 and 15: Webmaster office hours
  • July 16 at 10a – MORE Directors Council meeting, including 2022 MORE Budget approval. 2022 Recommended MORE Budget is posted in the Directors Council section of the MORE Committees page; other meeting information to follow

Remember to let your Trustees know about Trustee Training Week, Aug 23-27. It’s free, and registration is open now!

Statewide Marketing for Job-seeker Services

This is ongoing work, so be sure to let Reb ( know your thoughts. The campaign is scheduled to launch in late summer. Here’s the latest: a mockup proposal for the DPI resources page. Is anything missing? Would this page be useful to you at your library? What would make it more useful? (None of the links are active, active links will be added.)

Have a great holiday weekend!

It’s gonna be hot!

  • New movies in cinemas. I want to see #1 this weekend!
  • Places to swim in Northwest Wisconsin, according to Travel Wisconsin.
  • Best places to get outside in the Chippewa Valley from Volume One.