We would like to share an update on a grant opportunity that may be of interest to ATLA members. Library Pipeline’s Innovation Committee has partnered with the Awesome Foundation to found an Innovation in Libraries chapter, which will award monthly micro-grants to library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking.
As of March 1, grant proposals are now being accepted.
Each month through August 2017, innovative library-related projects may apply for a $1,000 grant. Grant applications due by the 15th of each month, with awardees announced by the 1st of the following month.
These grants are funded by librarians, for librarians — a community of twenty “trustees” will give or direct $50/month each toward projects they deem worthy of support. Applications to become a trustee for the six-month pilot funding period ended on February 15.
Award recipients will be asked to report back publicly on what worked, what didn’t, and what they learned — as well as to make the results of their efforts openly available to others to reuse in communities across the world.