[Neasis-l] ALISE Community conn at CT Mini-Grants - Call for Proposals

Rong Tang rong.tang at simmons.edu
Wed Feb 15 14:06:42 EST 2017

*ALISE Community conn at CT Mini-Grants - Call for Prop**osals*

Deadline: February 28, 2017


The ALISE Community conn at CT began as a space at the 2015 ALISE Conference
and centennial celebration, for ALISE members to connect with social
justice organizations and each other to create and innovate solutions to
advance their mission.  The idea arose out of brainstorming and initial
development by Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu, Nicole Cooke, Bharat Mehra,
Gwendolyn Prellwitz, and Tonyia J. Tidline.  Rae-Anne Montague, then,
organized and moderated the ALISE Community conn at CT conference session that
included the participation of the following four Chicago community

•           Gerber/Hart Library and Archives <http://www.gerberhart.org/>

•           Inspiration Corporation <http://www.inspirationcorp.org/>

•           South Side Community Art Center <http://www.sscartcenter.org/>

•           Teen Living Programs <http://www.tlpchicago.org/>


A competitive micro-grant program was designed to advance the ALISE
Community conn at CT initiative, and funding has been provided by H.W.
Wilson.  The ALISE Community conn at CT micro-grants ($750) support ALISE
members to address a library and information need of a social justice
organization through community engagement (in a collaborative manner).

*Micro-Grant Scope and Application Process*

ALISE members are invited to submit a proposal that will use a
community-engaged approach to address a library and information need of a
social justice organization.  The proposed project may be focused on
research, teaching (service learning), and/or practice/application (e.g.,
resource development, training, program, etc.).

Each application should be submitted as a PDF document to Kendra Albright [
kalbrig7 at kent.edu]‎‎]‎ with the following information:

1.         Applicant(s): Name(s), title(s), affiliation(s), email(s),

2.         Project Narrative (no more than 2 pages):

a.         Topic, objective(s), description, method, implications, and

3.         Budget and budget justification (1 page)

4.         Social Justice Organization Collaboration Letter


Proposals due: February 28, 2017

Winners notified: March 31, 2017

Progress update: August 31, 2017

2018 ALISE Conference Presentation, February 2018

*Selection Process*

The ALISE Community conn at CT Committee members (Kendra Albright, Clara M.
Chu (Chair) and Bharat Mehra) will review applications and select winners,
for approval by the ALISE Board using the following criteria:

1.         Relevance of project to micro-grant program

2.         Significance of project to social justice organization’s library
and information needs

3.         Scope and extent of community engagement

4.         Impact on research, teaching, and/or practice

5.         Potential for serving as a model for progressive community
action in LIS

6.         Appropriateness of method

7.         Appropriateness of budget

8.         Clearly written

*Grant Recipient Requirement*

Grant recipients are expected to present their work at a session during the
2018 ALISE Conference.  All costs of conference travel will be the
responsibility of the grant recipients.  Each grant recipient will be
awarded complimentary conference registration.

Rong Tang, PhD.
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Director, Simmons Usability Lab
Simmons College

Director for External Relations, Association for Library and Information
Science Education
rong.tang at simmons.edu
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