Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Artist or Scholar in Residence Grant

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.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Higher Education Grant

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.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Grant to Libraries Archives and Museums

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.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Advisory Board

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.

Now Hiring! Program Director, Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

I am SO THRILLED to share that we are now accepting applications for the Program Director of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI), part of our Of the People: Widening the Path initiative. This position reports to the Library’s Digital Strategy Director (me!). The person in this position will lead this exciting new effort to […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: An Interview with Cheryl Ingraham

An interview with Cheryl Ingraham, a Library of Congress program specialist who has joined us temporarily to help launch the Of the People initiative. Cheryl has helped us build and communicate about the new Connecting Communities Digital Initiative. I interviewed Cheryl about how her experience and interests support her work with Of the People to harness technological innovation to amplify the histories of racial and ethnic minorities and connect all Americans with the Library of Congress.