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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