Bring your questions regarding potential projects addressing this year’s LSTA goal:
“Colorado students and adult learners receive services from libraries and librarians that support educational achievement and lifelong learning”
The session will begin with a 10 minute overview of this year’s LSTA grant application and timeline. After answering your questions we will open up the session to discuss your project ideas. We can address your technology concerns; tell you if your project fits this year’s goal; help determine if your project is feasible; and much more! Come prepared for a lively discussion!
- Tuesday, June 21st at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
- Wednesday, June 22nd at 9:00AM – 10:30AM
RSVP to Jean Heilig at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-866-6731, by Monday, June 20th. Identify which session you will be attending. You will be provided with login information. Attendance is limited to 25 people per session. Additional sessions will be planned as needed.
See the State Library’s LSTA page for more information
The Colorado State Library has announced competitive grants for fiscal year 2010-2011 through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program, designed to distribute federal funds to eligible school, public, academic or special libraries. Total amount awarded during this funding period will be approximately $300,000.
For the purpose of this grant, libraries must meet the following LSTA 5-year plan combined goal:
“Colorado libraries will provide services to support educational achievement and lifelong learning of Colorado residents, people with disabilities, ethnic populations, institutional residents, and those underserved by libraries.”
For more information, visit the State Library’s LSTA page.
The Institute for Museums and Library Services recently released its list of June 2009 grant recipients (http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/061709b_list.shtm). One of these awards is a nearly $1M grant to Denver Public Library (principal investigator is DPL’s Kristen Svendsen); grant partners include REFORMA-Colorado, the Colorado Association of Libraries, and the University of Denver. The purpose of the grant is to increase the number of librarians with the skills and knowledge to serve linguistically and culturally diverse communities. The money will be used to pay full-tuition and scholarships for 18 students to obtain their master’s degrees at the University of Denver’s library school. (This is the 3rd such grant received by DPL; it is known locally as “Leaders III”.)
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A proposal to IMLS for full tuition and support for 10 Master’s of Library & Information Science students to become early childhood librarians was funded. Funding from IMLS for the 3 year project is: $917,891.
This internal and external partnership represents several disciplines, practice areas, and institutions, including: LIS, Child Family & School Psychology, Fisher Early Learning Center, Marsico Institute, Colorado State Library, Arapahoe Library District, Douglas County Libraries, Denver Preschool Program, Clayton Early Learning Institute, and Family Educational Network of Weld County.
Contact Mary Stansbury at Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver for more information.
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL), has expanded the Every Child Ready to Read program to 10 more public libraries in Colorado. The program provides training and materials in early literacy skills to library staff at medium and small public libraries in Colorado. The 10 libraries selected for the program will receive materials, training and mentoring to provide brain-research based story time programs and activities to their communities.
Below, CSL staff is having fun with with some of the Storytimes Grant materials. From left to right: Lisa Boyd, Michelle Gebhart, Melissa Carlson.
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Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (http://www.CLEL.org), an advisory group to the Colorado State Library, has received Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds to work with ten Colorado public libraries on their storytime programs for children birth through age 5. Grant applications are being accepted from Colorado public libraries with a legal service area of under 25,000 . The selected libraries will receive materials, training, and assistance to integrate the Every Child Ready to Read program into their library and community. This training program supports public libraries in reconfiguring their programming for young children to promote brain development in language and early literacy acquisition.
To apply for this CLEL grant, please fill out and submit the grant application available at www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/ChildrensServices.htm. The application deadline is Monday, December 15, 2008.
Are you a member of the Mountains and Plains Library Association? If so, check out this great opportunity to get a professional development grant. The deadline to submit individual grant requests this year is December 3, 2008.
For complete information and link to application form see http://www.mpla.us/committees/profdev/grants.html
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