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.