Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Loading Events

« All Events

APPLICANT WEBINAR—Library Innovation Lab

December 14 @ 11:00 am

Free

The Oakland Public Library’s Mam Festival. Photo by Khai Pham.

WEBINAR—California Humanities will host an informal informational webinar about the 2023 Library Innovation Lab program on Wednesday, December 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register here.

Are you looking for a challenge?  Do you want to develop your public programming skills?  Experiment with new programming approaches?  Reach new and underserved audiences?  Help immigrants feel more at home in your community?  Meet like-minded colleagues across the state?

If so, our Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities Through Public Humanities Programming program may be right for you! Library Innovation Lab will provide a “learn by doing” professional development experience for a cohort of 10 programming librarians or library staffers as they research, plan, implement, and assess a new public humanities program to engage a target immigrant population in their community in 2023.

Participants will develop skills, gain confidence, and make connections within their communities and with colleagues across the state. A $5,500 grant to each participating library will provide “risk capital” for experimenting with innovating programming. Participation in the Library Innovation Lab program and cohort is limited to library public programmers. Please visit the Library Innovation Lab webpage for more information and details on the exciting projects implemented by librarians in the program. 

Applications from California public library or library-serving organizations will be accepted until February 1, 2023.

Thanks for your interest and please share this information with colleagues and associates.