Research and Sponsored Programs
School of Library and Information Studies Awarded $400,000 from Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
TWU has been awarded $500,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) FY2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award for the project “Transforming Libraries into Community Anchors in Rural Texas (TLCART).” The Co-PI is Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng. The project's co-PIs are Dr. Carol Perryman and Dr. William Senn.
Transforming Libraries into Community Anchors in Rural Texas (TLCART), a three year project, will combine expertise in community informatics with experiential learning to educate future leaders in rural libraries. The project will build on the existing MLS degree program and CI track to create a comprehensive and sustainable MLS/CI curriculum designed to educate a cohort of 20 librarians from small, rural communities in Texas. The MLS/CI program is an intentional extension of traditional library roles by getting librarians out into their communities, working with community leaders and other residents to facilitate needed and wanted change.