[Michlib-l] Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces Grant Opportunity

White, Shannon (MDE) WhiteS29 at michigan.gov
Tue Oct 4 10:11:44 EDT 2016

Imagine the different things your community could do and the different ways you could engage your patrons, if only your library space wasn't, well.... your library space. Then read on for an exciting announcement of a new grant from OCLC!

Applications are now being accepted for the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces grant.  A smart space is one that fosters social connections allowing a community to discover active learning opportunities in their library. Fifteen small public libraries (serving communities with fewer than 25,000 people) will be selected to receive instructional and material support to engage their communities in a space transformation process that supports active learning at the library. Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces<http://oc.lc/smartspaces> is a two year project funded by a National Leadership Grant from  Institute of Museum and Library Services<http://www.imls.gov/>. Selected libraries will participate in an online orientation and community of practice facilitated by WebJunction, OCLC's public library program. They will work with each other and their communities to reimagine and reconfigure their library spaces as hubs of active learning and engagement.

Learn more about the grant here<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/smart-spaces-participant-overview.html>  including requirements and expected time commitments.

Get your imagination caps on because applications<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/smart-spaces> are due Oct. 21st!

Shannon White
Director of Statewide Library Services
Library of Michigan
702 W. Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48909
Whites29 at michigan.gov

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