CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Cailee Beltran

This blog post is the second in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the […]

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Roger Davis, Jr.

This blog post is the first in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the […]

Grant Application Period Extended: CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Opportunities

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative team has extended the application deadline for its Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums opportunities. The Library intends to award up to three Libraries, Archives, Museums grants and up to three Higher Education grants. We will award up to $50,000 for each grant and will support projects of up to […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Introducing Erika Gault

We are pleased to announce that Erika Gault has joined the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) as a program specialist. We interviewed Erika about her role in CCDI, her experience in digital ethnography and Black Cultural Studies, and the opportunities she sees with digital initiatives at the Library.  CCDI is supported by a generous grant […]

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Foodways in Chicago with Jorge Félix

This blog series features the 2022 recipients of the AFC’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting their cultural documentation projects over the course of this first, grant-period year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which seeks to create new opportunities for more Americans to engage […]

Celebrating Now: CCDI’s Summer Fuse Event

On July 6th, the Library of Congress hosted the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI)’s Summer Fuse, a hybrid event which celebrated the initiative’s inaugural grantees. 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, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific […]

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Puerto Rican Coffee Traditions with Russell Oliver

This blog series features the 2022 recipients of the AFC’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting their cultural documentation projects over the course of this first, grant-period year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which seeks to create new opportunities for more Americans to engage […]

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

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 […]

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

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). […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Opportunities: Webinar Recordings Available

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, […]