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Let's Talk About It Jewish Literature Identity and Imagination(1)

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Let's Talk About It Jewish Literature Identity and Imagination(1)

APPLICATION

    Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination

COVER SHEET

Complete (type) the following pages and answer the questions in the narrative section by

    attaching up to two typed sheets.

Name of Library

    ALA Organizational Membership # (if applicable)

    Address

    City, State, ZIP

    Phone, Fax, E-mail (required)

    Name and title of project director

    ALA Membership # (if applicable)

    Name, signature of library director

    ALA Individual Membership # (if applicable)

    Population of library’s legal service area

    Name of Partner Organization(s) (if applicable)

Indicate Amount of Grant Requested:

    ; $2,500 (one series)

    ; $5,000 (two series)*

    * Only libraries that have already received a grant and completed a Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature series are eligible to apply for a two-series $5,000 grant.

Indicate Selected Theme(s):

    ; Neighbors: The World Next Door

    ; Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel

    ; Your Heart’s Desire: Sex and Love in Jewish Literature

    ; Demons, Golems and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination

    ; Between Two Worlds: Stories of Estrangement and Homecoming

    ; A Mind of Her Own: Fathers and Daughters in a Changing World

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    APPLICATION

    Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination

PROGRAMS FOR WHICH FUNDING IS REQUESTED

    Complete the following table, indicating proposed dates, times, venues, and projected attendance for the five Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature Identity and Imagination

    programs in the theme you have selected. If applying for the two-series grant, complete both tables.

Theme:

Planned Date & Location Book to be Discussed* Anticipated Attendance

    Time

Theme:

Planned Date & Location Book to be Discussed* Anticipated Attendance

    Time

    *Refer to pages 12 of the guidelines for list of books. Books must be presented in the order listed in the guidelines.

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    APPLICATION

    Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination

    NARRATIVE

    Attach a two- to five-page (double spaced preferred) typed narrative statement addressing

    the following:

    1. Describe your project plan, including overall goal(s), reason for choosing theme,

    description of target audience(s), name, and role of partners, if any. Include letters

    of support from partners.

2. What is the project director’s specific experience with Let’s Talk About It

    programming or other library reading and discussion groups, and/or adult public

    programming? Attach a vita (up to two pages) or bio for project director.

    3. What is the name and title of the project scholar, the scholar’s highest degree and

    discipline? If not included in bio or vita, describe in detail the scholar’s

    knowledge of Jewish literature and culture. Provide examples of

    college/university-level literature classes taught and any previous experience

    relevant to leading a library-based reading and discussion group. Attach a vita (up

    to two pages) or bio for the scholar. (Note: applications without a confirmed

    project scholar will not be considered.)

    4. Describe the publicity efforts you will use to attract participants. Attach samples

    of previous or current program publicity materials, if available.

    5. If your library is an academic (community college, college, or university) library,

    describe how you will attract public audiences beyond your own user community

    and provide your plans to make books available and accessible to the general

    public. Provide examples of past programs that attracted public audiences.

    6. What methods will you use to evaluate whether your program met its goals and

    objectives?

7. Has your library previously received or applied for a Let’s Talk About It: Jewish

    Literature Identity and Imagination grant? If so, under which deadline? (If the

    grant was received, provide date final report submitted.)

    8. What is your library’s commitment to and history of adult public programming,

    including previous Let’s Talk About It experience and/or other adult public

    programming? Please provide specific examples of program successes, including

    attendance figures.

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    APPLICATION

    Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination

CHECKLIST

Complete applications will include three copies of the following:

    ; Cover sheet with signature of library director

    ; Narrative statement (two to five pages, double spaced preferred)

    ; Scholar and project director vita or bio (up to two pages each)

    ; Samples of previous or current publicity materials

    ; Letters of support from project partners

Mail application to:

Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature –Identity and Imagination Grants

    Public Programs Office

    American Library Association Questions?

    50 E. Huron St. 800-545-2433, ex 5045

    Chicago, IL 60611 publicprograms@ala.org

    Please note: all materials must be RECEIVED before or by application deadline. Late, incomplete, faxed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. To receive a copy of this application as a Word (.doc) document, please send a request via e-mail to publicprograms@ala.org.

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