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SJL is a multi-author blog for news, analysis, musings, ponderings, and the occasional snark related to social justice and human rights in librarianship.
This blog is intended to spur discussion, particularly among those of us who became librarians (or archivists – shout out to the archivists!) with goals of promoting democracy, access to information, intellectual freedom, and increased equity in society. Most of the content will be Canadian or USAmerican, because that’s where we study, live and work.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) a 2009 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant for $680,327. The money will be used to fund the GPLS “Librarians Build Communities” program, which will provide the scholarships needed to prepare 45 students to be public librarians and provide them with expertise in community building.
“This grant will help GPLS strengthen community support for public libraries in Georgia, address Georgia’s shortage of librarians and provide a model for other states.”