Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (2024)

Funding TypeGrant
Grantor Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Grant Range50K-1M
# of Awards Available31
Programmatic AreaArts & Humanities
Deadline March 20, 2025
Match Required?
Match Amountvariable based on program
Eligible EntitiesState, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code AND be a public library, public elementary and secondary school libraries, tribal libraries, college library
Focus AreaThe Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals in order to develop a diverse library and archival workforce and meet the information needs of their communities.
ContactErin Barsan ( for: Archives and special collections, Audiovisual collections, Community archives, Digital collections, Digital preservation. Jill Connors-Joyner ( for: Diversifying the future library workforce, Early learning, Informal STEM learning and Making, School libraries, Young adult services. Sarah Fuller ( for: Community development, Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, Population-specific programs and services, Public health, Workforce development.
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