IMLS Student Applies Skills from the Classroom to Help Win Grants

IMLS Student Applies Skills from the Classroom to Help Win Grants

The library at Emmetsburg Catholic School in Emmetsburg, Iowa was recently awarded a large amount of money, due, in part, to the work of current SLIS student Donna Salton.

Salton is part of the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) Teacher Librarian Fellowship cohort at the University of Iowa but she also teaches at Emmetsburg Catholic School.

The school just received five grants from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, including approximately $7,300 for the library to put toward non-fiction books and Accelerated Reader tests.

Salton used information from a project she did in adjunct instructor Mary Jo Langhorne's Collection Management class at SLIS to help her write the grant proposal.

One of the other grants awarded to Emmetsburg Catholic was approximately $14,700 for technology.

Langhorne is a consultant on the IMLS grant and also teaches School Media Administration at SLIS.