CE Grants are now available for conferences and classes taking place October 2016 through August 2017. Download the guidelines and applications below.
1. Applications will be accepted for conferences and multi-session online or in-person courses. One-time webinars or one-session classes will not be funded at this time. See the guidelines for award amounts.
2. There are a limited number of grants available for SC academic librarians in addition to those awarded to public librarians. (No grants are available for school librarians in the current year.)
Grants of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are available for library staff wishing to expand their professional knowledge by attending a professional conference such as SCLA, PLA, or ALA. Reimbursement of related expenses is available for conference attendance that allows librarians to develop, expand, deliver, or promote services and programs that are related to the six federal purposes.*
* The six Federal purposes as outlined in LSTA (20 U.S.C. 9141) are:
LSTA grants are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.
For additional information on LSTA grants in South Carolina, contact Director of Library Development Kathy Sheppard, (803) 734-8653, firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit a comment or complaint about the administration of LSTA grants, please contact the SCSL Acting Director, Leesa Aiken, 803-734-8668.