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Cooperative Agreement: Evidence-Based Librarianship in Corrections - Data Analysis
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this project is to analyze and report on outcomes stemming from a national working group meeting for Evidence-Based Librarianship in Corrections.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables
This project meets the following NIC stated goals:

  • Effectively Managed Prisons, Jails, and Community Corrections Programs and Facilities
  • Enhanced Organizational and Professional Performance in Corrections
  • Improved Correctional Practices through the Exploration of Trends and Public Policy Issues

The awardee of this project will support the meeting of these goals by:

  • Providing time-stamped transcription of the recorded responses (8-10 hours) of participants in a working group consisting of correctional library professionals.
  • Analyzing the content of working group recordings to identify key insights and trends.
  • Reporting on the results of the analyses in an NIC document series consisting of 6 bulletins (one for each domain of librarianship) plus one additional topic (for a total of 7 bulletins) covering evidence-based librarianship in corrections.
  • Providing recommendations that may support the ongoing development of evidence-based librarianship in corrections.\Working closely with NIC staff during the course of the project to address scope of work and provide progress updates.

Deliverables. In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.

Deliverables received as a result of this solicitation will be accepted based in part on Plain Writing Act requirements for plain language and Section 508 requirements for accessibility. Deliverables include the following items:

  • Transcription of audio recording of working group responses.
  • Review and analysis of working group audio recordings and transcripts.
  • Summary report of findings to be published in an NIC document series for evidence-based librarianship in corrections.
  • Summary report of the project’s activities, data analysis, and recommendations that may support the ongoing development of evidence-based librarianship in corrections.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on July 18, 2017.

Please note effective July 1, 2013 the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) was merged to the System for Award Management (SAM).  The SAM registry and Frequently Asked Questions can be reached at  Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Posted Mon, May 22 2017 8:30 AM by Susan Powell


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