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Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Young Adult Library Services Association


    The Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant aims to recognize a librarian who has a creative, innovative project that promotes literacy. Examples of literacy include, but are not limited to, digital, media, visual, computer, data, financial, civic/ethical, news, information, multicultural, and cultural. 


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Submissions will be judged based on:

    • Value in promoting literacy - The degree to which your proposed project has the potential to address youth literacy.
    • Extent of project impact - The degree to which youth will benefit from proposed project.
    • Sustainability - The degree to which this project is sustainable after grant funds are expended.
    • Clarity and completeness -The degree to which the proposed project uses funds.

    The memorial grant funds will NOT cover solely the purchase of books and materials, general operating and administrative costs, production or purchase of merchandise intended for sale, transportation, and/or salaries.


    YALSA Contact

    YALSA Contact


  • Eligibility Details

    Applicants do not need to be a member of ALA/YALSA. However, before accepting the grant monies, the recipient must become a member of ALA/YALSA. Grant funds can be used to cover this cost.

    Applicants must work for and with youth (ages 10-19) in a library setting. Library settings include public, university, community college, school, and special. Joann Sweetland Lum Grant recipients from the previous three years are ineligible to apply for the current year.

    Deadline Details

    Applications ar to be submitted by December 1, annually.

    Award Details

    Award of $1000 are made to recipients.

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