As part of the My Library Is… campaign, RAILS and AISLE are teaming up to offer up to ten $1,000 grants to help school libraries promote their value. My Library Is... Grants for School Libraries are designed to help libraries tell their stories in a more coordinated and impactful way.
RAILS and AISLE are inviting creative approaches that emphasize some aspect of marketing, promotion, storytelling, and/or advocacy. Examples could include (but not are limited to):
- Designing printed material to promote the value of the school library
- Planning a coordinated campaign using various types of media (print, email, social media, etc.)
- Creating a video, podcast, or other form of multimedia promotion
In addition to a written application, school libraries may submit a video description of their project. The video must be hosted on a third-party video platform such as YouTube or Vimeo. To apply, simply paste a link to the video in the description section of the application. All libraries applying by video must also submit written budgets and potential impact statements.
This grant is intended only for RAILS school libraries. School libraries can verify that they are RAILS members by searching the L2 Directory. Applications are due Friday, January 15, 2021.