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A photo of the Kenton County Public Library team.

An Interview with Kenton County Public Library, CCDI’s Libraries, Archives, Museums Grant Recipient

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Kenton County Public Library (KCPL) team began their Libraries, Archives, Museums project this past April. Ann Schoenenberger, team lead, is a Digital Librarian at Kenton County Public Library, which is located in Covington, Kentucky. Jameela Salaah, a Program Manager for the Center for Great Neighborhoods, and phrie, an Artist-in-Residence, are also collaborating on the …

A photo of Bree'ya Brown, University Archivist for Huston-Tillotson University.

Bree’ya Brown Shares Her Experiences as a CCDI Higher Education Grant Recipient

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The following is a post by Erika Gault, a Program Specialist working on the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) at the Library. On April 26, inaugural recipients Bree’ya Brown and her team began their Higher Education project through the Connecting Communities Digital Initiatives (CCDI) Grant program. Bree’ya is the University Archivist at Huston-Tillotson University (HT). …

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Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Opportunities: Webinar Recordings Available

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Library has posted recordings of CCDI’s Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Higher Education informational webinars. The webinars, which were held throughout June and July, provide more details about the grant opportunities, eligibility, and application process. You can view the recordings at the links below: Higher Education Tuesday, July 12 Tuesday, July 19 Libraries, Archives, …

Michaela Sukulbech weaving a lavalava on Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll.

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Warp and Weft of the Remathau: Traditional Weaving on the Ulithi Atoll

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This is a guest post by Nancy Groce, Senior Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the Center’s multi-year Community Collections Grants program. Check out the first post in this blog series here. In spring 2022, the Habele Outer Island Education …

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Q&A about CCDI Round Two Grants

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

This post was updated on October 3, 2022 to include additional answers to questions about the CCDI Round 2 Grant Opportunities. The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) announced Round 2 grants for Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums on June 7, 2022. Applications are due by 12pm (noon) Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2022. …

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Community Collections Grants Recipients: An Interview with Urban Artistry’s Junious Brickhouse

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This interview is the first in a series focused on the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting each of the 2022 grant recipients and their projects over the course of the 2022 grant project year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which …

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CCDI’s Summer Fuse: Celebrating Now Event

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

We’re hosting a summer event on July 6th to hear from the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI)’s current grantees about their projects and their experiences with the Library’s digital collections – and you’re invited! Join Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden and current grant recipients Huston-Tillotson University (Higher Education Grant), Kenton County Public Library (Libraries, …

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Round Two Of Funding For The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Applications Open!

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Library of Congress is pleased to open applications for the second round of funding in the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative grant program. These grants will support libraries, archives, museums and higher education institutions to create projects that remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections in creative and imaginative ways. In addition, these projects must …

A collage containing images of the 2022 CCDI Grant Recipients. The three images include Huston-Tillotson University, Kenton County Public Library, and Maya S. Cade.

Meet the Inaugural Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Recipients

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Library of Congress is delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) grants for Higher Education; Libraries, Archives and Museums; and Artists/Scholars. These recipients will create projects that imaginatively remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections in concert with their own materials and collaborators. Higher Education: Huston-Tillotson University Huston-Tillotson …