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For a list of previous Innovation Grant recipients, and to be able to read their applications to get inspiration or guidance for your own project, visit our Innovation Grants page.
At its October 31st meeting, the PLP Executive Committee approved an allocation of $150,000 to be used to fund an Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grant Program, based on the BALIS model. BALIS has had such a very successful program since 2006. These grants have produced significant and important results for the recipients. The Executive Committee expects that this experience will be of great value to PLP member libraries.
Each grant application may not exceed $15,000.
Criteria for Awards
Funds will be available to fund implementation of an idea, program or vision that provides a new service model or brings a fresh idea or interpretation to an existing model of library service. Reviewers will be asked to evaluate applications based on these criteria:
- Service that introduces a new idea, program or vision that is not currently used in PLP or surrounding libraries
- Service that may benefit other PLP members
- Service that may benefit other California libraries
The PLP Executive Director will recruit a three-person panel from outside of PLP to review funding applications and provide feedback on the proposals.
Grants are due on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Remember & Go:
Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County Library Embarks on a Local History Digitization Project
August 8, 2013 – Pleasant Hill, CA – Contra Costa County Library is the recipient of a $49,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded by the California State Library to create Remember & Go, a database of historical photographs, artifacts, and other important items related to County history. As part of the project, the Library will hire a professional photographer to travel to Contra Costa County community libraries to take multi-view photographs of art objects such as the 24 Western Art sculptures, including Frederic Remington reproductions, donated by the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation and housed in multiple library locations.
Remember & Go will launch by spring 2014 with the Library kicking off the project by showcasing its art collection and continuing to expand the database with artifacts from local historical societies and other partnering institutions. Each item in the database will include a link to a map allowing users to locate an artifact’s physical location.
The Library’s new Facebook page, Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County, currently provides residents and local history buffs a way to preserve their stories and share their knowledge with the community. Memories of a Lifetime will link to Remember & Go, highlighting special collections and featured items in the database.
Contra Costa County Library’s mission is bringing people and ideas together, and serves over 902,000 residents of urban, suburban, and rural communities through 26 community libraries, 3 Library-a-Go-Go book dispensers, and online library services available 24/7 at ccclib.org. The Library circulates over 7 million items annually with over 3 million virtual visits to the Library website each year. The Library is considered a leader in technology and access to information and is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
This project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
For more information, contact:
Deputy County Librarian, Support Services
Librarian Shipwreck had an interesting post about the protesters in Turkey getting their library up and running. Remember when our Occupy protestors here in the U.S. launched their own “for the people” library?
The CENIC LibraryNet Keynote presentation regarding the issue of bandwidth in our libraries, and what we can do about it, has been uploaded to our documents page.
The nomination period for CLA Member of the Year Award has opened. Please consider nominating a fantastic colleague for this prestigious award. The Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of the California Library Association for his or her outstanding contributions, leadership and achievements in service to California libraries. The award is given to a CLA Member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of libraries and librarianship through professional activities. Consideration for selection includes: distinguished service to the profession; active and innovative leadership in the development of libraries and the improvement of library service; and outstanding contributions in promoting libraries and bringing community, regional or statewide recognition to libraries. For more information take a look at the link below.
Alameda Free Library is hiring for a Circulation Supervisor and a Teen/Adult Services Librarian. See all job postings at http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/City-Hall/Job-Opportunities. Both positions close on November 26th, so if you are interested, take advantage of the long holiday weekend to get your applications in.
Also, Happy Thanksgiving!
POSTED 12 June 2012 / REVIEW BEGINS 9 July 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: URL: http://libguides.nps.edu/admin
The Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School seeks interested students working on their Library and Information Science Master’s degree for several extended internship opportunities.
Put your coursework “to work” while contributing to the graduate education of approximately 3,000 resident and distance learning student-officers and civilians from the US and allied nations. An internship at Dudley Knox Library is an opportunity to gain experience in a higher-education library while simultaneously exploring the wide array of library and information jobs available in US federal service.
The ideal candidates will apply basic principles learned through graduate coursework and/or practical experience in one or more of these areas:
- · WEB SERVICES (including: usability; design; content; information architecture; mobile apps; project management)
- · METADATA SERVICES (including: AACR2; Dublin Core; MARC; Library of Congress Subject Headings; spreadsheet, reporting, and scripting skills)
- · E-RESOURCES SERVICES (including: licensing; trouble-shooting; statistical and usage analysis; visual display of complex data; spreadsheet, database, and scripting skills)
- · DIGITAL and ARCHIVAL SERVICES (including: retrospective conversion from analog to digital of print and audio visual materials; project management; spreadsheet, database, and scripting skills)
Candidate(s) must be: US citizen(s) and currently enrolled in university taking a minimum of 6 hours of graduate credit. The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
Work schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm in Monterey, California. Salary range: $17.76 – $22.00 / hour