Image: Stockton Cambodian Oral History Project
Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities will provide encouragement, guidance, and resources to a cohort of library programmers as they each design and implement (field test) a new public humanities program to engage immigrants in their communities. This 12-month process of individual and group learning and discovery will be enriched by library and humanities field experts, and supported with material resources, including a $5,000 grant to each participating library that will provide “venture capital” to experiment with new programming that may provide models for the future.
America’s public libraries have played an important role in welcoming newcomers throughout our history. This program will build on that historic legacy by enabling the development of creative and innovative public programs that will respond to the needs and circumstances of today’s immigrants and immigrant communities and help foster more inclusive communities across our state. You can be part of that process!
Applications are due November 28, 2016. Awards will be announced in December, 2016.