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Introducing Marya McQuirter, CCDI Program Director

Posted by: Laurie Allen

We are delighted to introduce Marya McQuirter, the new program director for the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). CCDI is a four-year program encouraging creative uses of the Library’s digital collections to center the histories, lives and experiences of Black, Indigenous and other communities of color. To learn more about CCDI, click here. You know firsthand …

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Now Hiring! Program Specialist, Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

Posted by: Laurie Allen

We’re excited to announce that the Library is now accepting applications for a program specialist to join the team in the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). This position will report to the incoming program director of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, when they are hired. The person in this position will be an important part …

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Artist or Scholar in Residence Grant

Posted by: Laurie Allen

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Artist or Scholar in Residence program will fund an Artist in Residence or a Scholar in Residence in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Each Artist/Scholar in Residence will serve for 2 years, supported for $50,000 in their first year and $100,000 in their second year. Individuals selected will be either artists or scholars whose artistic or scholarly work connects with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage, and engages with the legacies of racial division in the United States. Proposed projects will help the Library and the American people imagine new ways of preserving, accessing, and sharing the stories of underserved communities, connecting the nation’s past to its future.

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Higher Education Grant

Posted by: Laurie Allen

In this post, we invite minority serving higher education institutions to learn about a new grant program funded by the Connecting Community Digital Initiative to use technology to connect the Library's digital materials to the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and members of other communities of color.

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Grant to Libraries Archives and Museums

Posted by: Laurie Allen

In this post, we invite libraries, archives, and museums to learn about a new grant program funded by the Connecting Community Digital Initiative to use technology to connect the Library's digital materials to the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and members of other communities of color.

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Advisory Board

Posted by: Laurie Allen

The Library of Congress is thrilled to announce the members of the first advisory board for the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, part of the Of the People: Widening the Path program. Together and separately, this group has rich and deep experience using digital tools and approaches in libraries, archives, and other sites of cultural memory to center the lives, experiences and perspectives of communities of color.