National Video Resources and ALA are seeking applicants for 2 library viewing
and discussion programs.
Through a grant from the NEH, we will be offering the highly successful "From
Rosie to Roosevelt: A Film History of Americans in World War II" to 25 pilot
sites. This will include money to purchase the videos and print materials for
the series, money to pay a local scholar to lead the series, and some funding
to attend a national training workshop.
And 50 pilot sites are being sought for a new project funded by the National
Science Foundation, "Fast Forward: Science, Technology and the Communications
Revolution." This viewing and discussion series will look at how the
development of the telephone, radio, movies, television and the internet
changed life in the 20th century. Again, pilot sites will receive support for
purchasing materials, paying a local scholar and attending a national
Details about the projects and how to apply can be obtained at www.nvr.org;
or at www.ala.org/publicprograms.
Important note: Though primarily designed for public libraries, any library
may apply if the program will be offered to the general public.
Questions? Call me at (312) 491-0844, or e-mail.