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Grants for libraries : a how-to-do-it manual

Author: Stephanie K Gerding; Pamela H MacKellar
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2006.
Series: How-to-do-it manuals for libraries, no. 144.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Program   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers librarians tips and instructions for obtaining grants, discussing the grant process, organizing a grant team, creating and submitting proposals, getting funded, and other related topics, and also contains library success stories. Includes CD-ROM.
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Genre/Form: Handbook
CD-ROM
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gerding, Stephanie K.
Grants for libraries.
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)741860382
Material Type: Program, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie K Gerding; Pamela H MacKellar
ISBN: 1555705359 9781555705350
OCLC Number: 61731354
Description: xxiii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: pt. I. The grant process cycle --
1. Making the commitment and understanding the process --
Overview of the grant process cycle --
1) Making the commitment and understanding the process --
2) Planning for success --
3) Discovering and designing the grant project --
4) Organizing the grant team --
5) Understanding the sources and resources --
6) Researching and selecting the right grant --
7) Creating and submitting the winning proposal --
8) Getting funded and implementing the project --
9) Reviewing and continuing the process --
Implications to consider --
The importance of partnerships and collaborations --
Making the commitment --
Specific commitments --
Increase your odds --
Additional benefits --
2. Planning for success --
Overview --
Strategic planning --
Creating a strategic plan --
Common plan elements --
Vision statement --
Mission statement --
Organizational values --
Community and library profiles --
Needs assessment --
Library service responses --
Goals --
Objectives --
Activities --
Monitor and update the strategic and project plans --
Library planning checklist --
Exemplar library strategic plan --
Vision --
Mission --
Library service responses to the community --
Goals, objectives, and activities --
3. Discovering and designing the grant project --
What does project planning have to do with getting grants? --
What is a grant project? --
The project planning process --
Step 1 : clarify your library's goals, objectives, and activities --
Step 2 : pull together a project planning team --
Step 3 : start the project planning process --
Step 4 : discover the project idea and Goals --
Step 5 : define project outcomes --
Step 6 : plan your project --
Step 7 : develop project objectives --
Step 8 : define project action steps --
Step 9 : consult previous projects, best practices, and similar projects --
Step 10 : make a project timeline --
Step 11 : develop a project budget --
Step 12 : create an evaluation plan --
4. Organizing the grant team --
Overview --
Selecting the grant team members --
Possible team member titles --
Responsibilities of each team member --
Hiring a professional grant writer or researcher --
Using volunteers --
Team members' skills --
Grant team meetings --
Fundamentals of teamwork --
Initial informal meeting --
The first team meeting --
Ongoing grant coordinator responsibilities --
Implementation --
5. Understanding the sources and resources --
Types of funding sources for grants --
Government funding sources --
Private funding sources --
Resources for finding grant opportunities --
Government funding resources --
Private funding resources --
Local funding directories --
Resources for library projects. 6. Researching and selecting the right grant --
Internet and library research --
Translate your project into the language of the resources --
Work from the general to the specific --
Keep your research findings organized --
Different kinds of grants --
Researching government resources --
Researching foundation resources --
Researching corporate resources --
Read publications, join electronic discussion groups, blogs, and use electronic alert services --
Local resources --
Talk with funders --
7. Creating and submitting the winning proposal --
Overview --
Writing style --
Project partners and collaborators --
Applying to multiple funders --
Reviewers --
Contacting the funder --
Questions to ask funders checklist --
Specifications --
Types of proposals --
The letter of intent of inquiry letter --
The RFP or application --
Online proposals --
Key proposal components --
Title sheet --
Cover letter --
Table of contents --
Proposal summary --
Organizational overview --
Statement of needs (problem statement) --
Project description --
Approach/methodology --
Budget request --
Evaluation process --
Appendix --
Authorized signatures --
Grant proposal checklist --
Submitting your application --
Grant submission checklist --
Follow-up --
8. Getting funded and implementing the project --
After you submit your application --
Your project gets funded --
What to do when your proposal is not funded --
Taking the next steps : implementing the project --
Contacting the funder and talking to your program officer --
Start your project evaluation --
Understand your reporting requirements --
Setting up to implement your project --
9. Reviewing and continuing the process --
Debrief and review --
Participate in ongoing professional development --
Foster partnerships --
Subscribe to current awareness services, electronic newsletters, and online discussion groups --
Search the Web and visit blogs --
Join groups and associations --
Keep up-to-date with your strategic plan and project plan --
10. Answering five essential questions --
Does your library have the capacity to implement and support this project? --
How will this grant make an impact? --
Is your project sustainable? --
Do you have real relationships with funders and partners? --
How will you know that you've been successful? pt. II. Library grant success stories --
Introduction --
Listening to the desert : living in harmony with Xeriscape Landscaping --
Glendale Public Library : Glendale, Arizona --
Bridging the gap --
Athens Regional Library System : Athens, Georgia --
Slammin' jammin' poetry --
Des Plains Public Library : Des Plains, Illinois --
Laurelton Library Youth Empowerment Initiative --
Queens Borough Public Library : Laurelton, New York --
Forever free : Abraham Lincoln's journey to emancipation --
Highland Park Public Library : Highland Park, Illinois --
A collage of cooperation --
Clermont County Public Library : Batavia, Ohio --
Improving student success through strengthening library collections, archives, and information competence --
Oviatt Library, California State University : Northridge, California --
Holiday and themed books for daycares --
Dubuque County Library Media Center : Farley, Iowa --
Library expansion and renovation --
Clear Lake Public Library : Clear Lake, Iowa --
Perspectives : inside/outside --
Haines Borough Public Library : Haines, Alaska --
The Maine experience --
Lawrence Junior High Library : Fairfield, Maine --
Training and equipment enhancement --
Northeastern University Libraries : Boston, Massachusetts --
New literary borders & boundaries : a semi-permeable layer? --
Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library, Whitworth College : Spokane, Washington --
14. Preserving Littleton's legacy --
Reuben Hoar Library : Littleton, Massachusetts --
Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL) --
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah : Salt Lake City, Utah --
NO Walls : a community technology center --
Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico : Albuquerque, New Mexico. pt. III. The grants for libraries tool kit and CD-ROM --
A. Tools for chapter 1 : making the commitment --
Tool A-1 : worksheet : grant partnership agreement --
Tool A-2 : checklist : making the commitment : a checklist for committing to a grant --
B. Tools for chapter 2 : planning for success --
Tool B-1 : checklist : library planning checklist --
Tool B-2 : links : library strategic plans --
C. Tools for chapter 3 : discovering and defining the grant project --
Tool C-1 : template : strategic plan goals, objectives, and activities --
Tool C-2 : worksheet : project planning --
Tool C-3 : template : project action steps --
Tool C-4 : template : project timeline --
Tool C-5 : template : personnel budget --
Tool C-6 : template : nonpersonnel budget --
Tool C-7 : template : evaluation plan --
D. Tools for chapter 6 : researching and selecting the right grant --
Tool D-1 : worksheet : keyword selection --
Tool D-2 : worksheet : funder summary --
Tool D-3 : links : funding resources for libraries --
E. Tools for chapter 7 : creating and submitting the winning proposal --
Tool E-1 : checklist : questions for funders --
Tool E-2 : template : grant proposal --
Tool E-3 : checklist : grant proposal --
Tool E-4 : checklist : grant submission --
Tool E-5 : example RFPs and grant announcements (CD-ROM only) --
Tool E-6 : Example grant proposals (CD-ROM only).
Series Title: How-to-do-it manuals for libraries, no. 144.
Responsibility: Stephanie K. Gerding, Pamela H. MacKellar.
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Offers librarians tips and instructions for obtaining grants, discussing the grant process, organizing a grant team, creating and submitting proposals, getting funded, and other related topics, and also contains library success stories. Includes CD-ROM.

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