Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries
UCI Libraries receives nearly $500,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
May 4, 2017
The UCI Libraries have been awarded a prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant in the community anchors category for “Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries.” This three-year research project will explore the outcomes of undergraduate students applying what they learn in ethnic studies combined with lived experience in contributing to community archives.
The team, led by Audra Eagle Yun, head of special collections & archives and university archivist, will partner with the UCI Departments of Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies and African American Studies, as well as stakeholders representing organizations throughout Orange County, Calif.
“This is a vital time in the history of UCI and our community to begin this work. We look forward to collaborations with students and faculty, in addition to partnerships with important organizations in the community on this project,” explains Lorelei Tanji, university librarian.
To learn more about this award, please see the full announcement here.