The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 39 grants totaling $9,799,830 to support libraries across the nation. The grants were awarded through the first cycles of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.


Fiscal Year: 2017

Award: $530,732.00

City: Lincoln

Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries

The Nebraska Library Commission and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will advance economic development in 30 rural communities by developing rotating Innovation Studios and by supporting libraries with instructional materials, programming, marketing, and planning for sustainability. The project will demonstrate the critical role of public libraries as catalysts for economic and community development in rural communities, empowering residents with tools and guidance to explore, collaborate, create, learn, and invent. The model will be evaluated and disseminated nationally to inform other statewide efforts to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in rural communities.


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