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LSTA Grants for Public Libraries: ARSL Conference 2022 Travel Grant

Information about the LSTA program, instructions and forms for public libraries seeking sub-grants, and tips for evaluation of grant-funded services

Travel Grant: Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference

The South Carolina State Library is offering a competitive Travel Grant to attend the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference, held September 14-17, 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for up to six (6) South Carolina public library staff. An application for funding, if accepted, will result in a grant award providing reimbursement to the County Library for qualifying expenditures up to $1,500.

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) is a network of persons throughout the country dedicated to the positive growth and development of libraries.  ARSL believes in the value of rural and small libraries and strives to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities.

This Project is funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the South Carolina State Library (SCSL).

How to Apply

The application period for the ARSL Travel Grant has closed and recipients have been notified.

Please direct any questions about the application process to Alexandra Sanders.
For questions regarding the Association for Rural & Small Libraries please contact Director of Library Development Tiffany Hayes.

LSTA Administration

For additional information on LSTA grants in South Carolina, contact the LSTA Coordinator, Alexandra Sanders, (803) 734-8917.

To submit a comment or complaint about the administration of LSTA grants, please contact the SCSL Director, Leesa Aiken, (803) 734-8668.

Live Informational Session

We offered a live informational session with Q&A about the project.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 2 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Register to attend here.


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