PLA receives $7.7 million grant for advocacy training

30 07 2007

The PLA was just awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation that will enable them to provide advocacy training to librarians.  Full press release here.

What a wonderful opportunity! I’m very anxious to see how they carry this out… I’d love to see their grant application to see how they’ve laid out the program.   There’s not a grantee profile up on the BMG Foundation website yet, but it looks like they had an existing desire to improve library advocacy, evidenced by this page with a dvd and brochure to help libraries get started in connecting to their communities.

If anyone knows where I could check out their grant proposal, I’d be very grateful! What an exciting time to be a public librarian.

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