The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.
Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography.”
Applications must be received by November 6, 2016. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2017.
More information and guidelines are available on the ALA website or by contacting Mary Jo Bolduc, Grant Administrator, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; Fax (312) 280-5275; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate and graduate students, professors and independent scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area are encouraged to apply.
Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, second and third wave feminist and LGBTQ print ephemera (1970s-present newsletters, pamphlets, zines, etc.), riot grrrl, late 20th century girlhood, 20th century women’s education, NYC modern dance history, representations of women’s sexuality and embodiment, contemporary zine culture, zines by women of color. Find out more about each collection by visiting its individual website: Archives, BCRW, Zines.
Award money may be used for whatever will facilitate the researcher’s work at Barnard, e.g., travel, housing, childcare.
Applications will be accepted through February 29, 2016. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2016 for research to be conducted at Barnard during the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
Librarians at Barnard were inspired to create this program by similar awards at Columbia University and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture