[Videolib] Grants Available for WWI Film Series

Meghann R Matwichuk (mtwchk@udel.edu)
Tue, 7 Dec 2004 17:01:21 -0500 (EST)

Posting the following as ALA VRT-NMRT liaison -- sounds like a great
opportunity!

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Meghann R. Matwichuk
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library
University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 15:29:30 -0600
From: Laura Hayes <lhayes@ala.org>
Reply-To: nmrt-l@ala.org
To: Laura Hayes <lhayes@ala.org>
Subject: [NMRT-L:4438] Reminder: Grants Available for WWI Film Series

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and
National Video Resources (NVR) are accepting grant applications from
libraries of all types that are interested in hosting The World War I
Years: America Becomes a World Power, a new film viewing and discussion
series. Support for the series is provided by the National Endowment for
the Humanities (NEH). Libraries interested in presenting the series can
download the application and guidelines at www.ala.org/publicprograms or
www.ww1films.com. Applications must be received by January 31, 2005.

The World War I Years is a six-part, scholar-led film viewing and
discussion series that explores the political and social history of the
United States in the early 20th century. Themes for the six programs in
the series are: The Road to War, Over There: The Military History of the
American Expeditionary Force, Modern War: The Experience of the
Doughboys, The American People in Wartime, Peace Making: The League of
Nations Experiment, and After the War: The Turbulent Years.

Fifty libraries will be selected to participate in The World War I
Years project. Participating libraries will receive a collection of six
carefully curated documentary films to use for the series and keep as
part of their permanent collections; seven compelling essays on the film
topics written by eminent scholars; an extensive resource guide for
additional reading, videos, and Web sites; and program and publicity
materials. Additionally, 25 of the selected libraries will be invited to
send the program coordinator and scholar to a training seminar in
Chicago. These libraries will also receive a $1,300 grant to use toward
seminar travel and other expenses.

For more information, please visit www.ala.org/publicprograms or
www.ww1films.com.

ALA Public Programs Office
Linking Libraries, Communities and Culture
www.ala.org/publicprograms
publicprograms@ala.org

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