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LSTA Grants for Public Libraries: JCLC 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: Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)

The South Carolina State Library is offering a competitive Travel Grant to attend the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), held October 5-9, 2022 in St. Pete Beach, Florida, for up to five (5) South Carolina public library staff. An application for funding, if accepted, will result in a grant award providing reimbursement to the County for qualifying expenditures up to $1,500.

JCLC is a conference for everyone! It brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library supporters, and community participants to explore diversity issues in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities that use our services. The conference is offered every four years and is sponsored by National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo). JCLC Travel Grant recipients will be able to participate in sessions provided by nationally recognized speakers, skills-building workshops, research-based panels, networking opportunities, and exhibits.

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 JCLC Travel Grant has closed and recipients have been notified.

Please direct any questions about the application process to Alexandra Sanders.
For questions regarding the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, please contact Inclusive Services Consultant Caroline Smith.

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 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register to attend here.


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Many South Carolina State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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