Are you an innovator in the library realm? Are you passionate about the work of libraries to help their communities? Do you want to reduce barriers to innovation and make library services more reflective of the needs of underserved communities?
Library Pipeline’s<https://www.librarypipeline.org/about/> Innovation Committee has announced an exciting project and call for participation: inspired by start-up models and the work of libraries to transform their communities, we are launching the Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter<https://www.librarypipeline.org/innovation/innovation-microfunding/>. We invite you to join in our vision.
The Awesome Foundation<http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en> is a global community advancing the interest of brilliant ideas in the universe. The Innovation in Libraries chapter will reduce the financial barriers to getting awesome, ground-breaking ideas off the ground by offering micro-grants to incubate small-scale library projects and experiments.
The Innovation in Libraries chapter will be funded and projects will be chosen by a community of 20 “trustees” from around the world who are committed to supporting work that suggests creative solutions, proposes a new way of thinking about library services, and supports underserved and diverse communities.
We are now recruiting the first group of the Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation chapter trustees! Trustee applicants must commit to making a monthly contribution of $50 USD* to fund chosen projects, and monthly participation in the micro-grant selection process (requiring less than 1 hour/month worth of work). All trustees will serve six-month terms.
Think you’d make a good Innovation in Libraries trustee? Please answer this questionnaire<https://goo.gl/forms/V7t0T5Itqc0J3mG93> to apply to be an Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation chapter trustee.
Please feel contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you for considering our invitation.
Stacy Konkiel and Robin Champieux, on behalf of the Library Pipeline Innovation Committee
* We are also accepting a limited number of applications for sponsored trustee seats (i.e. trustees who participate in the grant selection process but are not required to contribute $50/month towards funding projects). For more information, email Robin at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Robin Champieux, MLIS
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Ontology Development Group
Oregon Health & Science University
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