During the grant period, up to six teams from public libraries within each host state will be selected to participate in the Embedding Evaluation cohorts.

  • Selection will be based on:
    • Ability to meet project requirements;
    • Previous education and/or experience in evaluation, assessment, or research methods; and
    • Potential to serve as leaders in the region, state, and nationally.
  • Priority will be given to teams seeking to evaluate an innovative learning activity or program (such as a hands-on, self-directed, or experiential learning) and/or a program or service focused on communities that their library has historically under-served or currently under-serves. See Activities for more information about the evaluation project.
  • The cohort will be assembled with an eye toward ensuring participation of small and/or rural libraries.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.