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Southern Miss SLIS Professor Receives IMLS Grant

14 May 2016 11:54 AM | Sarah Mangrum (Administrator)

The School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi is also pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Griffis’ project, “The Roots of Community: Segregated Carnegie Libraries of the American South as Community Learning Spaces” has been funded with a research grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The three-year project will examine how public libraries in the past have been used as community learning spaces by members of marginalized and minority groups.

Griffis’ project was one of 20 funded this spring through the Institute’s Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Its grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.

To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow USIMLS on Facebook and IMLS on Twitter.

Submitted by

Karen Rowell

Admissions and Events Coordinator

School of Library and Information Science

The University of Southern Mississippi



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