Librarians Serving Community-based Higher Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Community College Librarians

Total Funding to Date



  • Linda C. Smith

This project partners NILRC along with ten libraries in community colleges in Illinois and Missouri to build a diverse professional workforce that understands community-based library staffing and service strategies as well as the challenges of serving a non-traditional, diverse, commuter-based student population. The iSchool will work with the University of Illinois College of Education to provide a varied curriculum. The partner libraries offer the students mentoring throughout the graduate program and for six months following graduation.


Funding Agencies

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services – $354,896.00