The Institute of Museum and Library Services: Grants and Programs

Part of the MAGPI Spring 2011 Grants & Funding Series
Target Audience: 
K20 Educators, Researchers and Technology Support Staff; Development Staff
Cost: 
Free
Requirements for Participation: 

There are 10 spots open to MAGPI members with H.323 videoconference capabilities.

MAGPI is pleased to present this workshop as part of its Spring 2011 Grants & Funding Series.

Join Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, for this interactive session entitled The Institute of Museum and Library Services: Grants and Programs.This session will provide an inside look at the unique funding opportunities within the Institute of Museum and Library Services and provide potential applicants with information to help them navigate, apply for and get funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This session will serve as an overview of the various grants and programs that are part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the federal agency that supports the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. You will hear about IMLS’s grant programs, get tips on negotiating the application process, and learn about its peer-review process. In addition, the session will discuss the agency’s current strategic priorities: digital inclusion, 21st century skills, and digital curation.

About Dr. Mary Alice Ball

Mary Alice Ball is a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, responsible for the administration of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. She also serves as the agency's point person on broadband issues, drawing upon her research and her professional service as a member and chair of the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy Telecommunications Subcommittee. Most recently she was an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science Indianapolis. She has worked with information technology at Loyola University Chicago, NOTIS Systems, the University of Michigan, and the Research Libraries Group, as well as in the dotcom and publishing worlds. Mary Alice obtained her Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and her A.M.L.S. from the University of Chicago.

About The Institue of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.