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RESOLUTION NO. R21-08
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE LIBRARY SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY ACT SUBGRANT IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $4,800 (STATE PROJECT NO. 2020-0271-03) FROM THE ARIZONA STATE LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC RECORDS AGENCY FOR THE “WRITERS IN RESIDENCE IN LIBRARIES” PROGRAM.
Presented by: Jean Moreno, Director, Community Services
Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Subgrant in the amount of $4,800 from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency for the “Writers in Residence in Libraries” program.
The Glendale Public Library has the ability to apply for LSTA Grant funding opportunities throughout the year. The Writers in Residence in Libraries program is for interested residents to learn directly from professionally published authors to gain knowledge and skills in their chosen genre and receive feedback from the professional writers. The writers will share their knowledge and experience of craft, style, genre, and publishing matters. Community members can share their ideas and manuscript drafts with the writers and with each other in a fostered networking environment.
Staff applied to host two published authors, each for a consecutive 3-month period. While in residence for Glendale Public Libraries, the authors will work with program participants to teach, mentor, and conduct virtual programs for three months. The grant award provides the ability to pay a monthly stipend to each participating writer, for marketing and the promotion of the WIR programs and to support one-on-one sessions. The programs will focus on three elements of writing: creativity, technique, and business/publishing. Individual programs will primarily be designed for either a teen or adult audience, and a few programs will be designed as “crossovers” between age groups.
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
The Glendale community will benefit by enjoying convenient and virtual access to professionally published authors for the purpose of supporting and engaging new or seasoned authors in or community in their writing endeavors.
Fiscal Year Amount Requested:
Transfer Required? Y/N:
If Yes, what account will be used?:
Budget and Financial Impacts:
A budget transfer from Community Services Grant Contingency (21604017-599991) will be completed once accounts for the grant are established by Budget and Finance. FY2020-21 budget impacts include in-kind city staff time to plan, schedule, and implement. Grant funding will be used to pay the writers’ stipends and to print marketing and publicity materials. Expenditures beyond the current fiscal year are contingent on Council budget approval.
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