UT Receives IMLS Planning Grant to Research Role of Rural Public Libraries in Economic Development
The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (UT-SIS) has been awarded a one-year planning grant of $49,557 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Wade Bishop will administer the grant project, “The role of rural public libraries in small business economic development in the Appalachian region: A case study of Tennessee” (PLSB-TN).” The two phase research project will begin Oct. 1, 2014 and conclude Sept. 30, 2015.
In Phase 1 quantitative and qualitative data will be collected about the roles of rural public libraries in Tennessee from the small … Read more “UT Receives IMLS Planning Grant to Research Role of Rural Public Libraries in Economic Development”
SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase Hispanic participation in teaching library science.
The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)as two of the 32 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
Bharat Mehra and Vandana Singh of UT’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) received a grant award of $478,258 for the continuation of the school’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program Phase II (ITRL2), which offers scholarships to thirteen rural librarians in the Appalachian region of … Read more “SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants”