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Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

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The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) program is designed to support the development of a diverse workforce of librarians and archivists in order to meet the information needs of their communities. There are three program goals with three to five associated objectives each. GOAL 1: Recruit, train, develop, and retain a diverse workforce of library and archives professionals. Obj. 1.1: Develop or enhance programs specifically to encourage students of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds at the middle school, high school, and postsecondary levels to pursue careers in library and information science. Obj. 1.2: Collaborate with formal and/or informal learning organizations to incorporate promising practices from allied domains into library and archives services. Obj. 1.3: Develop training for library and archives workforces to support families, groups, and individuals of diverse…

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