[kids-lib] Rural Library Fellowship Applications Open until March 1st

BERGQUIST Greta * SLO Greta.BERGQUIST at slo.oregon.gov
Mon Feb 1 15:43:23 PST 2021

Hello everyone,

I wanted to pass along this opportunity for a Rural Library Fellowship, similar to the one ARSL is offering<http://www.ala.org/tools/librariestransform/libraries-transforming-communities/focusgrants>, although this fellowship is sharply focused on raising 3rd grade reading outcomes in rural communities.<https://hechingerreport.org/facing-declines-in-reading-proficiency-rural-libraries-step-in/> It is coordinated through Berea College and funded by an IMLS grant. For this project, the definition of “rural” is pretty loose – if you think you are in a rural location and want to apply, please do so.  The application is open now through March 1st. There are office hours available if you’d like to ask questions, see below.  For those of you who pivoted last summer to backpack programs, summer lunch site outreach, etc, this may be a really good opportunity to delve deeper!


Greta B

From: Wendy Johnston <johnstonw at berea.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 2:03 PM
Cc: Katie Basham <bashamk at berea.edu>
Subject: Rural Library Fellowship Information

Dear Fellow Librarians,

Partners for Education at Berea College is excited to invite you to apply for the Rural Library Fellowship. The application, along with information about the application process, can be found here<https://www.berea.edu/pfe/rural-library-fellowship/>.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

If you have any questions relating to the application process, please do not hesitate to contact me. Additionally, we’ll be holding Virtual Office Hours on February 5 and 19, for those who have questions or may need additional assistance.

Virtual Office Hours: Drop-In When You Can
Friday, February 5: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00-4:00 PM (ET)
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Friday, February 19: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm (ET)
(Insert Zoom Link)

Our team is excited to review your applications and learn more about the rural libraries and communities you represent.



Wendy D. Johnston, MLIS
Program Manager, Rural Impact
Partners for Education​
Berea College
johnstonw at berea.edu<mailto:johnstonw at berea.edu>

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