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James O. Modisette Awards: Public Libraries

Award to a Louisiana Public Library
for Improving Services and Operations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Louisiana Library Association

Deadline Date:

01/15/16 Postmarked


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Award to a Louisiana public library in recognition of the improvement of public library services during the past two years. Consideration will be given to improvements in either the first two or second two years of the three-year period preceding the awarding year.

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GrantWatch ID#: 144971

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Term of Contract:

Consideration will be given to improvements in either the first two or second two years of the three-year period preceding the awarding year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Award candidates must meet the following requirements:

-Must be an operating Louisiana public library.

-The public library director must be a current member of LLA and either the library must be a current institutional member of LLA or the trustees must be current members of LLA. More information regarding membership may be found here:

-Applications for the award may originate with librarians, trustees, or interested citizens.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be evaluated upon the following criteria:

1) A statement of improvement wherein the applicant explains the areas of improvement which would justify the granting of the award. Statement not to exceed two pages, 81⁄2" by 11", typed, one side only.

2) Completion of the application questionnaire and the appropriate documentation in the following categories: personnel, public relations, resources, facilities, service, finances, cooperative programs, organization and operation, technology, and professional involvement.

3) Clear documentation of the level of effort in striving for the Standards for Public Libraries in Louisiana.

Mail applications to:

Meg Placke
State Library of Louisiana
Modisette Award Public Library Committee
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Laura-Ellen Ayres, Committee Chair
318-442-1858 ext. 1002

P: (225) 922-4642
Toll Free: 1 (877) 550-7890
F: (225) 408-4422

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USA: Louisiana

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