46  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions And Responses
Funding for Public Engagement Activities
22. Has your library pursued grant funding aimed at supporting public engagement programs? N=45
Yes 26 58%
No 19 42%
If yes, please describe grant programs that have been pursued.
ALA Public Programs
American Library Association Looking at Jazz film discussion series; National Endowment for the Arts Operation
An IMLS grant was pursued to support regional K-12 initiatives.
CIRLA grant through IMLS
CLIR, State, County
Exhibit and programming grants through NEH (e.g., “Soul of a People,” Steinbeck Birth Centennial); Oklahoma
Humanities Council grants for “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” reading & discussion series, traveling exhibits and
speakers series; The Big Read book discussion program through NEA
Grants to support exhibits of special collections
Humanities Council Funding, corporate funding, foundation support, parent’s campaign & other CSU funding
Humanities Iowa
Illinois Humanities Council grants for the 2004 American Music Month Celebration “Stars, Stripes, Sousa” and the
2006 American Music Month Celebration “The Illinois Chautauqua: Life Long Learning Through the Arts”
Institute of Museum and Library Services: Civil Rights Digital Library, National Endowment for the Arts: Big Read
LSTA grants through the State Library, NEH, IMLS, Illinois Humanities Council
New York Go Local (community health information) sponsored by NLM; New York State Library Family Literacy
Grant for “Get Graphic” project (using graphic novels to promote reading and literacy among K6-10; NIH and NLM
funding for hospital library services and databases for physicians/nurses/hospital staff, etc.; New York State Library
funding for digitization projects resulting in wnylegacy.org gateway to local unique digital collections; ALA/NSF
Research Revolution public film/conversation programs; National Endowment for the Arts funding for community
programs focusing on the 50s.
Partnerships with individual faculty on NSF Early Career Award Grants. The Libraries have provided K-12 outreach
activities as part of the “broader impact” goals of these grants. Partnership with campus on NSF FOCUS grant Wells
Fargo grant.
Some grant funding, e.g., Funding for a major digitization project of African photographs, has had a component to
involve K-12 audiences.
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