Grants Available to Promote International Librarianship and Cultural Understanding

Grants Available to Promote International Librarianship and Cultural Understanding

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) International Library and Cultural Exchange Interest Group (ILCE-IG) is offering two grants of $1500 each to promote international librarianship and cultural understanding.   The deadline for the grant proposals is May 15, 2016 with the award announced in July, 2015.

There are two overarching purposes of the grants:   Support individual and library partnerships and activities that enhance cultural understanding and support cultural programming and activities that celebrate ethnic and immigrant cultures in Colorado

Individuals and all types of libraries that are members of CAL are eligible to apply for these funds. Projects are encouraged that:

  • support collaborations between a library in Colorado and one in another country designed to increase cultural awareness, understanding, and exchange
  • A Colorado library event designed to celebrate ethnic and immigrant cultures
  • A Colorado individual’s efforts to establish or help maintain a library in a country with underdeveloped libraries

Two grants are available for an amount up to $1,500 per grant.   ILCE-IG prefers, but does not require, that one grant be made to support international librarianship and one to support cultural understanding among different groups in a library’s service area.

Application instructions and an application form are available at  Grant applications and any questions should be sent to Kathy Plath at The deadline for grant application is midnight, May 15, 2016.  Grants will be awarded on July 1, 2016.   Grants may begin on August 1, 2016 and must be completed by September 1, 2017.







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