"MN's Minitex News blog recently introduced a new quarterly newsletter: the Indigenous Representations Newsletter.
They write: 'Welcome to the first installment of the Indigenous Representations quarterly newsletter. In this newsletter, we will be sharing book and resource recommendations for use in your classroom or library. Indigenous Representations is a statewide project that began in 2016 and aims to connect Minnesota’s youth with positive and appropriate books by and about Indigenous people with a focus on Dakota and Anishinaabe nations. Beyond the resources shared in this newsletter, educators and librarians are encouraged to think critically about Indigenous representation in other resources and continue to seek out materials that truthfully reflect Indigenous cultures.'
The newsletter is a collaboration between Fond du Lac Tribal and Community Collecoge, St. Cloud State University, the St Kate's Master of Library and Information program, the University of Minnesota Kerlan Collection, Birchbark Books, MN Department of Education State Library Services and MN Department of Education Office of American Indian Education.
This first newsletter includes book and resource recommendations for use in the classroom or library.
Nominate someone exceptional for the WI Library Hall of Fame!
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee is accepting nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2021. Nominations must be submitted by September 10, 2021.
"WiLS recognizes that many organizations, including libraries, have been increasingly focused on equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI) efforts both internally and externally. One of WiLS’ values is an explicit commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
To that end, in mid-2020 we initiated an EDI working group composed of WiLS staff to formalize these efforts and ensure that we are doing the best we can to support member organizations in their EDI work. The following survey is one way for us to learn from members about the EDI work they have in place already and what additional resources may be of use to them.
Please complete this survey by March 31, 2021 and connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions."
The 2021 Ideas to Action Fund application period is May 3rd - June 28th. Get your ideas ready and submit a proposal to be awarded up to $5000 and bring them to life!
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR)
From the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH):
Application available: May 15, 2021
Application due: July 15, 2021
Project start date: June 1, 2022
About the Program:
The NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. This program strengthens efforts to extend the life of books, manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, and moving images, and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.
Eligible Grant Activities:
Planning; Assessments; Digitization; Rehousing; Conservation treatment leading to enhanced access.
The grants can also support digital reformatting of analog sound recordings, as well as initial planning and prototyping activity that might be important in certain cases, in order to establish a clear blueprint for full implementation.
Up to $50,000 for Foundations grants
Up to $350,000 for Implementation grants
Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations
Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.