Friday, May 30, 2014

Thinking About Applying for a 2015 LSTA Early Literacy Grant?

As part of the Growing Wisconsin Readers initiative, an early literacy competitive grant category is included in the 2014 and 2015 LSTA budget for Wisconsin.  This is a great opportunity to apply for funds for an early literacy project tailored to your community!  While 2015 is a half-a-year away, the application process starts soon. Mark your calendar for the following webinar information session.  

2015 LSTA Competitive Grants Webinar

The 2015 LSTA grant training session for competitive grants categories will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 for Wisconsin public libraries.The session will be hosted by the following staff from the Department of Public Instruction: Terrie Howe, LSTA Program Coordinator; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant; Ryan Claringbole, Technology Consultant, and John DeBacher, Director of Public Library Development. The session will be archived and posted on the LSTA webpage.  

Grant category descriptions can be found in the 2015 LSTA Information and Guidelines document that will be posted on the LSTA webpage by June 5, 2014. Competitive grant categories include:  Technology: Digital Creation Technology, Digitization of Library Historical Material, Merging Integrated Library Systems (ILS); Serving Special Populations: Accessibility-Planning, Accessibility-Projects, Literacy-Planning, Literacy-Projects, and Early Literacy.

There is no need to register for the training session.  Click on on the scheduled meeting date and time.

Participants may use headphones and microphone (or a headset) to participate; or
Attendees who need telephone audio (versus VoIP) should use the conference number:
        1-877-820-7831 enter Participant Passcode: 524620 (mute your phone with #6)

Test your system beforehand 
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