Loebsack Announces More than $449,000 for the Eastern Iowa Community College District Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:42

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack announced that the Eastern Iowa Community College District Library will receive a $449,714 National Leadership Grant (NLG) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The NLG is given to library institutions to support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library and archive fields that have the potential to advance practices in those fields.

“This funding will allow the Eastern Iowa Community College District Library to make modernizations and advancements to library practices,” said Loebsack.  “I am pleased that the library will put this funding to use to advance environmental sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives throughout the Davenport community.”

Eastern Iowa Community College District Library will partner with seven partners including city museums, libraries, and cultural and educational organizations to develop programs to advance the science and information literacy skills of Davenport residents, attract new audiences to current programs, and engage residents in activities promoting environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. These coordinated activities will support the City of Davenport’s efforts to become a sustainable city, one that manages harmful emissions and uses resources wisely; improves local air and water quality; respects native flora and fauna; and provides natural habitats, shade, and natural cooling.

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