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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Registration is open for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Healthy Grants Workshop in Chicago, Illinois. This workshop is for both new and experienced HRSA grant recipients and will focus on grants administration from pre-award through close-out. Join HRSA Region 5 June 17-18, 2020 at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago for a variety of breakout sessions to help you successfully navigate the administration of your grants.

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.

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(via RAILS)

The RAILS My Library Is… Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of libraries.

Libraries, working alone or with partner organizations, can apply for up to $5,000. RAILS is especially interested in innovative programs that can be replicated by other libraries. Potential grant project areas may include (but are not limited to) paid advertising, partnering with other libraries/community organizations for promotion, video production, or working with a marketing consultant. Learn more and apply by Friday, April 24.

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(via Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Virginia Military Institute)

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) is pleased to announce the William & Mary Libraries Travel Grant to attend the 2020 conference, held at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA on June 4 and 5. The grant will help someone from an underrepresented and/or marginalized group attend the conference by providing funding for travel, registration, and accommodations at a nearby hotel. Multiple applicants may be awarded the grant.

Thanks to the generosity of William & Mary Libraries, we are able to increase funding to include transportation to this year’s conference, with a total reimbursement up to $1,000 per recipient.

To be eligible to apply for the travel grant you must:

  • ​Be working in librarianship (professional or paraprofessional), pursuing a job in librarianship, or enrolled in an ALA accredited post-graduate program.
  • ​Identify as a member of a racial or ethnic minority in the United States, the LGBTQ+ community, or as a person with a disability. Underrepresented and/or marginalized groups are identified in accordance with the ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach recruitment resources.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 24, 2020. For more details and to apply, go here.

Applicants will be notified of the decision of the grant committee before general registration for the conference opens on Monday, March 30. Applicants who are not awarded a grant but would still like to attend the conference must participate in general registration on March 30.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Fiscal Year 2021 CARLI Research Funding Program. Approved by the CARLI Board of Directors at their December 2019 meeting, this program provides funding to CARLI Governing Member Library staff and faculty with the intention of spurring research and innovation that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities.

Maximum award:

$4,990; funds are paid to the CARLI Governing Member Library.

Minimum award:

$1,000; funds are paid to the CARLI Governing Member Library.

Funding pool:

$49,900 is available for the Fiscal Year 2021 Program.


Projects can be for 12-24 months.

Important Dates and Deadlines: Fiscal Year 2021 Program


May 15

Application deadline

June 1

Scoring of proposals

June 15

Announcement of funded projects

July 1

Projects’ official start date

August 15

Disbursement of all funds to Governing Member Libraries


June 15

Deadline for expenditure of funds for one-year projects

June 30

Progress and financial reports due for 13-24 month projects

October 15

Final reports due including evaluation


June 15

Deadline for expenditure of funds for 13-24 month projects

June 30

Proof of scholarly activity for all projects

October 15

Final reports due for 13-24 month projects

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Research Funding Program is to encourage innovation of benefit to CARLI by assisting members with funds for research and publication that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities. Projects should have the potential to positively affect libraries and the library profession; have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature; and results of the research should be of interest to or of use by other CARLI Governing Member Libraries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be currently employed by a CARLI Governing Member Library.
  • The project must be conducted in the library and information science field.
  • Proposals will be accepted from both individuals and those working collaboratively with others in their own organization or other CARLI Governing Member Libraries.

Application and Selection

  • The program does not have an application form.
  • To apply, the applicant must submit a complete proposal to CARLI at support@carli.illinois.edu.
  • Proposals will be read, scored, and ranked by a task force of CARLI Board of Directors members and CARLI staff.

o   Following application submission but before final selection, CARLI may request a revised proposal.

o   Final selection of funded proposals rests with the CARLI Board of Directors.

  • A complete proposal must include:

1.      A ten-page maximum proposal narrative with these components:

o   project title

o   description of the proposed research project including methodology and scope;

o   work plan for accomplishing this project;

o   projected outcomes in support of the CARLI Strategic Priorities;

o   evaluation plan;

o   statement describing how this project fits into the existing literature;

o   statement outlining how this project will benefit the Illinois library community and the broader profession;

o   dissemination plan for how the results of the project will be shared; and

o   name and complete contact information for the primary project liaison.

§  For collaborative projects, name and complete contact information for one primary contact at each participating Governing Member Library.

2.      A brief statement by the Governing Member Library Director or Dean in support of the project proposal.

3.      A detailed budget.

4.      An abstract (200 words maximum).

5.      A timeline targeting dates for major activities, deliverables, and stakeholder involvement as appropriate.

6.      Additional requirements for 13-24 month projects only:

o   A budget for years one and two, and a summary budget.

o   A timeline for years one and two with benchmark goals to be completed by which progress will be measured.

o   Annual progress reports, including progress on benchmark goals and budget reports for each participating institution, due by June 30 of year one.

Evaluation and Funding

  • Proposals will be reviewed for thoroughness; potential to positively impact CARLI member libraries and the library profession; and potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature.
  • Up to $1,000 may be included for travel to present research findings at a conference. Specific details about the conference and cost estimates for travel must be included within the budget portion of the proposal.
  • Indirect costs, such as college/university administrative costs, will not be covered by the program.

Conditions of Award

  • The recipient must show proof of scholarly activity (e.g., manuscript to post on CARLI website, conference program where presentation was made, webinar for members) by the end of the second year (June 30) after award is given.
  • If, for any reason, the recipient is unable to complete the research, the recipient must refund the total amount of money received.
  • Final reports that do not include an evaluation will be noted when considering future proposals for funding.
  • Funded proposals will be made publicly available on the CARLI web site.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award, sponsored by the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Forum and Library Juice Academy. Established in 1985, this award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. The recipient must be a personal ILA member or be employed at an institution that is an ILA member. The person must have earned distinction through notable service to the Forum and to the Illinois Library Association, in addition to having exhibited leadership and exemplary library service in an academic setting.

To assure equitability of representation of awardees among the various types of academic libraries and constituencies represented in the Forum’s membership, the ILA Awards Committee will give consideration, on a revolving basis, to these factors in the selection process. Individuals nominated should have demonstrated achievements in such areas as:

  • service to the organized profession through ILA, the IACRL Forum, and related organizations;
  • significant and influential academic or research library service;
  • contributions to academic or research library development through research or publications; or
  • planning or implementing a library program of exemplary quality.

Nominees do not have to meet all the above criteria.

The Illinois Library Association will present the Award at its Annual Conference (October 20-22 in Springfield). The awardee will receive a certificate, along with a financial award totaling $500. Please note that monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the Award is presented.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, May 15, 2020. The nominator’s statement of support should address all criteria under the individual awards as outlined. The nominator must submit the nomination form and attach all support statements, letters, and documentation, etc., required by the Award’s criteria. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information on the Award is available here. The link to submit a nomination is here. Not sure how to get started with your nomination? Click here to download Award nomination guidelines and requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL Past President and Awards Committee Chair, at eedwards@ilsos.gov.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

In honor of our 2020 Annual Conference theme Many Libraries,One State (#WeAreILA), we want to showcase our members with a weekly photo contest!

Every week we will be accepting photos from ILA members (personal, institutional, and associate). Send us your best photo from an event at your library, your patrons, your staff, anything you think captures your library at its best! ILA staff will select the winners, and the photo will be featured on ILA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and here, in the ILA Alert!

The submission deadline is noon on Thursdays. Photos must be in png or jpg format and include a brief description (1-2 sentences). Please send photos via email to Tamara Jenkins <mailto:tjenkins@ila.org> (include in the subject line ILA Photo Contest Submission). One entry per member. Winners will be announced on ILA social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) on Fridays.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 ILA Awards.

The ILA Awards honor and recognize excellence in librarianship in Illinois. Now is the time to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for an ILA Award.

The complete list of ILA Awards, including criteria and eligibility for each award, is available on the ILA website. The deadline for all award nominations is Friday, May 15, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation. The award recognizes U.S. libraries and librarians who create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. One cash award of $10,000 will be given to a library in the U.S., and four runner-ups will receive $1,000 in Penguin Random House books.

The application deadline is Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

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(via RAILS)

ALA invites library workers to apply for a new annual grant to support innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant will provide $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal, or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. Libraries are invited to apply by designing and outlining activities for a library-led community engagement project.

Project activities to be covered by the grant may include developing community engagement programs and services; partnering with a community agency that builds the capacity of the community to address an important concern/issue, or creating a program or event that connects the library to a community-identified aspiration or concern.

Applications will be accepted through February 3. View the full award guidelines and apply online.

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UIUC’s Benson is ACRL Member of the Week

(via ACRL)

Sarah Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is ACRL’s Member of the Week. Some of her responses to interview questions are below. To read the full interview, please go to https://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/18800

Describe ACRL in three words: Connecting, network, colleagues.

What do you value about ACRL? I really value the opportunity to collaborate with others during webinars and in person conferences. I co-chair the Copyright Discussion Group and we always have fascinating discussions about current copyright issues facing libraries during the ALA meetings. Come join us!

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? I help librarians, faculty, staff, students and library patrons with copyright issues they face daily such as fair use, author’s rights, teaching with copyrighted materials and more. The questions are rarely, if ever, the same and it is a fascinating job because I learn something new almost every single day.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »