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CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES AWARDS $50,000 TO LIBRARIES ACROSS CALIFORNIA

January 25, 2017


For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
415.391-1474


(Oakland, CA) California Humanities, a state-wide humanities nonprofit, announces awards to ten public libraries that will participate in our first round of the Library Innovation Lab Program. Each will receive a $5,000 grant to support public programs, along with training and technical support over the course of a year. This grants program will help build capacity within California libraries to develop creative and innovative programs that will respond to the needs and circumstances of today’s immigrants and immigrant communities and foster more inclusive communities within our state.

“Libraries have long been a natural partner to us.” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “And this new opportunity to work closely with a learning cohort of libraries across the state on such an important issue will help us all in our community-building goals.”

LIBRARY INNOVATION LAB 2017-2018 COHORT PARTICIPANTS


CHULA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Joy Whatley, Senior Librarian

CONTRA COSTA LIBRARY – BRENTWOOD LIBRARY
Liz Fuller, Senior Community Library Manager

CUPERTINO LIBRARY (SANTA CLARA COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT)
Roslyn Donald, Acting Community Librarian

FRESNO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Michelle Gordon, Community Librarian

VERNON-LEON H. WASHINGTON, FR. MEMORIAL LIBRARY (LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY)
Yago Cura, Adult Librarian

MONTEREY PARK BRUGGEMEYER LIBRARY
Cindy Costales, Senior Librarian – Adult Services

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (IRVINE UNIVERSITY BRANCH LIBRARY)
Tracy Li, Senior Branch Manager

SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Cathy Crosthwaite, Programing and Partnership Coordinator

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY/WEINGART-CITY HEIGHTS LIBRARY
Jennifer Geran, Branch Manager

SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Jody Thomas, Librarian for Community Engagement/Adult Programming

ABOUT CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES

California Humanities is an independent non-profit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1975 California Humanities has been promoting the humanities a relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. To find out more about California Humanities and the projects we support, visit www.calhum.org.

 

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