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Working on a shoestring to bring creative programming, an author or new books and media to your library? Apply for a grant! It sounds so easy! But how do you make your application "stand out" from the others? This program presents step-by-step grant writing techniques, how to match your need to a grant, and a wealth of available grant opportunities. A downloadable handbook will provide guidance for you and your library to "be a winner"!
This is a two-part webinar. Part I examines how a grant application is reviewed from the perspective from an ALSC Grants Award committee member and chair. Rubrics, grammar, and adherence to application requirements are some of the topics covered. Part II shares valuable information and tips from a successful Youth Librarian on successful grant writing as well as case studies. Learn how to evaluate your need, focus on the funder, build emotional impact, create innovative projects, and foster profitable relationships. Learn how to bring a funder to his/her knees!
- Participants will acquire skills to hone their grant-writing skills
- Participants will become familiar with educational movements such as STEM and STEAM and will be provided opportunities to practice incorporating them along with technology and Common Core State Standards into a grant proposal
- Participants will receive sources to confidently apply for funding
- Participants will gain skills to identify and work collaboratively with community groups to obtain a grant
About the Instructors
Nancy Baumann is a retired school librarian and author of For the Love of Reading: Guide to K-8 Reading Promotions, ABC-CLIO. Some of the grants she has received are: SLJ Giant Step Award, AASL's Innovative Reading Grant, YALSA's Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, and Target, Inc. Family Literacy Grant.
Lisa McClure is the recipient of numerous grants including the ALSC Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Grant and the Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. She is the Community Engagement Manager for Broward County Libraries.