Analysis of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (2003-2013)

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff. More information about the program can be found here.

The descriptive statistical analysis shown here is based on IMLS administrative discretionary grant data. The analysis performed is for the life of LB21 for fiscal years 2003-2013.

Figure 1: LB21 Funds Dispersed vs. Requested (FY 2003-2013)

The blue line in figure one shows the total dollar amount requested by grantees from the LB21 program for each fiscal year. The orange line in figure one shows the total dollar amount distributed by the LB21 program for each fiscal year.

Figure 2: LB21 Awards Made (FY 2003-2013)

The orange columns in figure two represent the number of unsuccessful applications (e.g. those not selected for funding) while the blue columns represent successful applications (e.g. those selected for funding).

The map below (Figure 3) is a heat map of all LB21 awardees for the life of the program. It is notable that most grantees are located on the East coast. Click the 'Explore the data' link in the lower right hand corner of the map to further zoom in on where awardees are located.