Library Pipeline launches “Innovation in Libraries” micro-grant

Library Pipeline launches “Innovation in Libraries” micro-grant

I’m super excited to announce that the Innovation in Libraries grant is now accepting applications: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/libraries

A core group of Library Pipeliners has been working hard for months to recruit rank-and-file librarians worldwide, many of whom are funding this grant out of their own pockets (!). Each month through August 2017, our Awesome Foundation chapter will award a $1000 USD grant to prototype library-based innovations (both technical and non-technical in nature) that are inclusive, daring, and diverse.

I am so proud of this grassroots effort to support risk-taking in librarianship. This is a great step towards building community through organizing, and I’m really excited to be a part of it.

Special recognition goes to Josh Finnell (Los Alamos National Lab), Robin Champieux (OHSU), and Bonnie Tijerina (Data & Society/ER&L), all of whom were crucial to getting this project off the ground.

For more information on the grant, please do visit the grant webpage or apply via the Awesome Foundation.

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