Thursday, June 25, 2009

UW school library consortium gets nearly $1 million for social media training

The United States Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program will award $989,495 that will be used to train 50 new school library specialists for Wisconsin’s rural and high-need urban public schools. The grant to the UW System School Library Education Consortium, administered at UW-Whitewater, was the only grant awarded in Wisconsin. Read the full article in BizJournal. A July 5 article in the Janesville Gazette provides more information about the way the funds will be used, including to develop materials for school administrators to understand the role of library specialists.

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