Two Syracuse University School of Information (iSchool) library program faculty members have just been awarded $752,503 in grants from the 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
A $498,788 grant was awarded to Dr. Barbara Stripling, assistant professor of practice, to develop a new initiative, “PLUS-NY: Empowering Voices,” through the iSchool’s Master of Science-level Library and Information Science program. The program will prepare 15 current New York City teachers to become school library media specialists.
In addition, a $253,715 grant was awarded to Dr. Ruth Small, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, to extend and enhance Project ENABLE, a program in the continuing education category. Project ENABLE is a partnership between the iSchool’s Center for Digital Literacy and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Dr. Small is PI on the project and William Myhill (BBI) and Renee Franklin Hill (iSchool) are co-PIs. Project ENABLE has focused on face-to-face and online training for school librarians to help them better design and implement their library and information programs and services for students with disabilities.
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