Assessment in Action

Project Update

Celebrating CTC Librarians at the CTC Research Symposium

On November 2, 2018, librarians from across the state of Washington gathered to celebrate and share the results their AiA mini-grant projects at Highline College. In addition to sharing the findings from their research, librarians also had an opportunity to network and learn about the assessment work being conducted at the University of Washington Libraries in a presentation by Jackie Belanger, Director of Assessment & Planning.

With the successful conclusion of the first year of the Library Leadership Council's Assessment in Action LSTA funded project, attendees were encouraged to apply for a Year 2 mini-grant. The deadline for submitting Year 2 mini-grant proposals is December 7, 2018.

Year 2 Mini-Grant Proposal FAQ

When are Year 2 Proposals due?

  • The deadline for submitting an AiA Year 2 Mini-Grant Proposal is December 7, 2018.

When will AiA Year 2 Mini-Grant Proposal awards be announced?

  • Awards will be announced by December 18, 2018

When do Year 2 Mini-Grants projects need to be completed and delivered?

  • Grant reports and Project Reflections are due by August 2, 2019.

Are there any special requirements that need to be addressed in a Year 2 AiA Mini-Grant Proposal?

Yes! Successful Year 2 Mini-Grant proposals must include the following:

  • Project teams with at least one person who participated in either the AiA Dumas Bay workshop (12/7-8/2017) or a Year 1 mini-grant project. New mini-grant teams are welcome to apply along with teams submitting proposals to continue the work begun during Year 1. Don’t have someone on your campus team who participated in a Year 1 AiA project or the Dumas Bay workshop? Don’t worry! If you are looking for an AiA "expert" to join your mini-grant team, Deb Gilchrist, Christie Flynn (Pierce College), and Lynn Deeken (Seattle University, formerly a CTC librarian) have volunteered to mentor groups who need an AiA-trained member. Contact Christie Flynn @ to request an AiA trained team member or check with a Year 1 Mini-Grant team for other AiA trained team members. A list of Year 1 Mini-Grants teams is located on the LLC Research Grant website.
  • Cross-institution and individual institution level proposals are both welcome. In either case, collaboration with other stakeholders is expected.

  • Projects funded up to $4,500 per project with a maximum of $1,500 per participant. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Proposals will be evaluated on how well they address the project's goals using a standard rubric.

What elements are included in the Evaluation Rubric? Evaluators are looking for proposals that have:

  • Research question(s) that clearly describe a feasible project and address the value of academic libraries, are
  • Based on the ACRL Assessment in Action goals and includes a detailed and thorough exploration of the ways libraries contribute to academic success,
  • Include evidence of collaboration with one or more colleges | campuses | multiple stakeholders, and
  • Align to the college's mission and/or one or more institutional goals.

Still Have Questions?

Join us for an online Q&A webinar where the Jessica Koshi-Lum and the LLC Mini-Grant Evaluation Team will be available to answer all your questions about how to prepare a competitive Year 2 AiA Mini-Grant proposal.

Two sessions have been scheduled; attend the session that works best for you!

November 27, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. |

November 30, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. |

Year 2 AiA Mini-Grant Proposal

Click on the Button to complete the online proposal form.


Travel/Grant Reimbursements: Samantha Hines | 360.417.6275

Mini-Grants: Vivienne McClendon | 425.564.3056

General Information: Mary Ann Goodwin | 509.533.3820

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, OSOS No. IG-5939