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

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 […]

Now Hiring! Sr Innovation Specialist, Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

I’m excited to share that we are now accepting applications for the Senior Innovation Specialist of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI), part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path program. This position reports to the Program Director (me!). The person in this position will work directly with the Higher Education, Libraries, Archives, […]

Junior Fellows 2022 Display Day Presentations

For the past 31 years, the Library of Congress has convened the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.  The 10- week program, managed by the Internship & Fellowships Program (IFP), offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge.  This year’s project […]

Q&A about CCDI Round Two Grants

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. […]

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

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 […]

CCDI’s Summer Fuse: Celebrating Now Event

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, […]

Community Collections Grant Program: Webinar Recording Available

The Library has posted a recording of the first Community Collections Grant program informational webinar, held earlier this month. You can find the recording at this link, or view it below. Staff from the American Folklife Center will host one more public webinar about applying for the CCG grants, and you can register here. We […]

Commonly Asked Questions: Community Collections Grants (Organizations)

Below you will find commonly-asked questions as well as other resources to support your application to the Community Collections Grant program as an organization. You can find the application materials for this program on the Of the People website: Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Review the summary information about the grant opportunity […]

Commonly Asked Questions: Community Collections Grants (Individuals)

Below you will find commonly-asked questions as well as other resources to support your application to the Community Collections Grant program as an individual. You can find the application materials for this program on the Of the People website: Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Review the summary information about the grant opportunity […]

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

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 […]