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Grant Opportunity – Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match

Stewart’s Shops matches individual donations made at their stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and distributes funds to local nonprofit agencies. Organizations that benefit children are eligible to apply for funds. An application can be completed online at the Stewart’s Shops web site. All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2024.

Grant Opportunity – CDLC Regional Collections Grants

The Capital District Library Council invites applications for 2024 Regional Collections Grants through Friday, February 02, 2024. All CDLC member institutions, including individual public and school libraries, are eligible to apply. CDLC members are encouraged to submit proposals for various digitization projects. These projects may include contributing content to New York Heritage or NYS Historic Newspapers,  creating finding […]

Free Webinar – Leading Transformative Change : Making a Better Organization

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at https://clrc.org/event/webinar-transformative-changePresenter: Maurice ColemanCost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) It is hard being the face of change in any organization. You have to balance the triumphs and restraints of institutional memory, the ever-evolving temperature of your staff, […]

MVLS Board Meeting 1/18/2024

The Mohawk Valley Library System Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 9:30am at the MVLS Service Center, 858 Duanesburg Rd Schenectady 12306. Board Meeting materials can be found here

Free Webinar – Libraries Foster Social Connection: Responding to the Epidemic of Loneliness and IsolationFree Webinar –

Date: Thursday, January 04, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/libraries-foster-social-connection.htmlPresenters: Brooke Doyle and Jennifer Peterson Libraries can play a vital role in building social cohesion and promoting community resilience, especially in challenging times. The Surgeon General’s 2023 Advisory on Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation brings even greater urgency to the need for us […]

Job Posting – Library Director, Sharon Springs Free Library

The Sharon Springs Free Library is seeking a director. The library is open 34 hours a week with 2 support staff, allowing for flexible hours. Minimum qualifications are an Associate’s Degree with related experience, along with both people and computer skills. Hourly wage is between $18-$20/hour. Send cover letter, resume and 2 references to SHS@MVLS.info with subject line of […]

Grant Opportunity – Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant recognizes, promotes and supports innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. It will provide two grants of $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. Libraries are invited to apply by designing and outlining activities for a library-led community engagement […]

Grant Opportunity – Peggy Barber Tribute Grant

The Peggy Barber Tribute Grant is an annual grant that recognizes, promotes, and supports meaningful programs in libraries that have limited and/or no access to budgetary support for programming. This grant aims to help ease budget challenges by annually awarding three libraries $2,500 to support a proposed program, program series, or programming effort. Applications for […]

Grant Opportunity – Penguin Random House Grants for Small Libraries

Through the generosity of Penguin Random House, we are pleased to announce this grant opportunity for small, rural libraries nationwide! This grant is available to libraries that meet both the IMLS definition for small libraries (a service population of 25,000 or fewer) and the definition for rural libraries (libraries located 5 or more miles from […]