Great progress has been made on the new tertiary grants scheme which will provide people working in, or new to the library and information sector (LIS), with funding towards the costs of a library and information sector qualification.
The first funding round opens in early March 2022 with another funding round in October 2022. From 2023 the annual funding round will be held in October.
A workshop to develop an evaluation framework for the funding resulted in the advisory group developing key outcomes to measure the success of the project. These outcomes will help guide the development of the selection criteria and applicant eligibility. The following eight outcomes were identified:
People increase their knowledge and skills in the LIS profession
Information will be provided that the grant round is open in late February, through sector-wide emails, social media and on the Libraries Aotearoa, SLANZA, and Perpetual Guardian websites.