Arizona Librarians Enhancing Resilient Rural Communities
The Arizona Librarians Enhancing Resilient Rural Communities initiative seeks to collaborate with rural libraries in efforts that further promote local resilience, address inequities, and build community cohesion through capacity-building and training.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the role of libraries and their staff in linking individuals, neighborhoods, and communities with much needed information, resources, and services. The Arizona Librarians Enhancing Resilient Rural Communities initiative collaborates with rural libraries to further promote local resilience, address inequities, and build community cohesion through capacity-building and training. Using a two-pronged approach, the Center for Rural Health is partnering with the Arizona Library Association to deliver a webinar training series and administer a mini-grant opportunity for small and rural libraries across Arizona. Trainings feature topics such as fundamentals of public health, cultural humility, disaster response, addressing misinformation, and climate change adaptation and resilience. The mini-grant opportunity funds selected proposals that support programming in the priority areas of health and well-being, improving access to health care and related services, and meeting patron needs related to the social determinants of health.
Request for Proposals for 2023-24 are now closed.
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