Project Title: "Seeds to Trees: Growing the Librarians of Tomorrow from High School Diploma to MLIS with the Santa Ana Public Library and Orange County Reforma"
Award Amount: $626,767; Matching : $1,123,255
Grant Category: Pre-Professional Programs
The Santa Ana Public Library and the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA will provide opportunities for 1,257 at-risk bilingual teens and college-age young adults from foreign-born families to learn about libraries and the library profession and to pursue successful careers as librarians. It will create a guide for future use that can serve as a teaching tool for libraries seeking to develop and train librarians who speak the languages and share the cultural backgrounds of their communities.