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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) has today awarded Brown County Library a grant of $1,000 as part of the new East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program.
CEAS, a federally-funded National Resource Center for the study of East Asia, created the program to encourage Wisconsin libraries to augment their collections with East Asia-related materials, and to design new book clubs and other programing with an East Asian theme. This program is part of the center’s focus on promoting understanding of East Asian histories and cultures, and also aligns with the Wisconsin Idea mission of service to Wisconsin citizens beyond the boundaries of the classroom. CEAS partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center to plan and promote the new program, which was launched in August.
Brown County Library’s grant was one of 38 awarded to libraries across Wisconsin, totaling $32,765 is awards. The grants will be used to purchase books and films about China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and also to host book clubs, speakers and other related library programs.
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Congratulations to the Menominee Public Library on being awarded a $149,889 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!
With this grant, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will create and self-publish a series of books to encourage fluency in and preserve the Menominee language. Library staff will work with a trained immersion teacher to create eight simple books, four picture books, and one book of short stories with phonetic pronunciation and English translation for juvenile readers. The book of short stories will consist of original content from the Menominee people, collected from two Kataes esehcekasiq (Let's Do Things Together) Family Program (KEFP) writer's workshops hosted by the library. The project will allow books to be purchased and made available to the library, families with infants attending the immersion rooms at the Menominee Tribal daycare, elementary children attending reservation schools, and families that participate in KEFP. (Source: NAE-246595-OLS-20)
Read more at: IMLS Invests $5.2 Million in Library Services for Tribal Communities, Native Hawaiians
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Application Deadline is October 2, 2020
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2021 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21).
Applicants have through October 2, 2020, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals.
Apply Now to Become a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization for the Affordable Care Act
The Public Library Association, in partnership with Community Catalyst and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are working together to inform communities about the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act for 2021. Applications are now being accepted to offer financial and staff support for public libraries to become Certified Application Counselor Designated Organizations (CDOs) for the 2021 open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act.
Click here to learn more about this grant opportunity.
Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis.
The pilot program project will fund film screenings, community dialogues and related events based on local interest in 25 public and academic libraries in 2020, and it will fund the creation of a suite of free programming resources about the climate crisis that will be available to all libraries.
Public and academic libraries are invited to apply between July 1 and August 28, 2020.
Learn more and apply here.
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The second round of CARES grant funding opened June 15. Applications will be due July 15. For more information, see details below or visit Wisconsin Humanities CARES Relief Grant.
The Wisconsin Humanities Council is providing rapid-response funding to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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$15 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services (Apply by 6/12/2020)
On May 8, 2020, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced two new funding opportunities for museums, libraries, federally recognized tribes, and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians. The combined $15 million federal investment will provide direct support to these institutions, equipping them to respond to community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NEH invites applications from eligible organizations seeking support for at-risk humanities positions and projects that have been impacted by the coronavirus. Through this funding opportunity, NEH will award grants to museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, independent research institutions, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and other cultural organizations across the country to help these entities continue to advance their mission during the interruption of their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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