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The I-LLID Project
In June 2008 the Indiana State Library and the Indiana University School of Library Science (IU SLIS) at Indianapolis announced receipt of a $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for recruiting and educating 30 ethnically/racially diverse students for Indiana's Librarians Leading in Diversity (I-LLID) Project. The following organizations have pledged their support to the success of the project: The State Library Diversity Advisory Council (DAC); Administrators and Directors of Large Public Libraries in Indiana (ADOLPLI); Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) ; Indiana Black Librarians Network (IBLN); Indiana Library Federation (ILF); and Indiana Special Libraries Association (InSLA).
COHORT 2 at IUPUI University Library
COHORT 3 at Indiana State Library
COHORT 4 at IUPUI University Library
After four rounds of applications, 31 fellows were recruited for the project. Twenty-one fellows chose the IU SLIS campus in Indianapolis (IUPUI) and ten chose Bloomington campus (IUB). Two cohorts of ten fellows were recruited from August to October, 2008 and from February to April 2009; From June to August 2009 seven fellows made up the cohort. A final class of four fellows was recruited from December 2009 to February 2010. There were 60 applicants for the 31 fellowship spots. Of the successful candidates, 25 are Indiana residents and 6 fellows are from out-of-state.
Grant Partners: Indiana State Library and Marcia Smith-Woodard, I-LLID Project Director Phone: (317) 278-2375 SLIS Indianapolis Administrative Office Hours:
Indiana University School of
Library and Information Science
Indiana State Library
315 West Ohio Street Room 413
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 232-3697
Indiana Toll Free: (800) 451-6028
Fax: (317) 232-0002
School of Library & Information Science
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
755 West Michigan Street, UL 3100N
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5195
Toll Free: (866) 758-6254
Fax: (317) 278-1807
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Grant Partners: Indiana State Library and
Marcia Smith-Woodard, I-LLID Project Director
Phone: (317) 278-2375
SLIS Indianapolis Administrative Office Hours:
Indiana State Library and Indiana University School of Library and Information Science at Indianapolis
About the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesThe Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
In all, IMLS awarded 31 institutions grants totaling $20.3 million as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The purpose of this initiative is to help bolster the library profession. Since 2002, IMLS has helped fund the education of 3,220 master's degree students, 186 doctoral students, 1,256 pre-professional students, and 26,186 continuing education students.