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Writing Successful Technology Grant Proposals: A LITA Guide
Pamela H. MacKellar
Item Number: 978-1-55570-763-7
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $72.00
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220 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-763-7
Year Published: 2012

Grants can provide crucial funding to libraries and institutions to implement the latest technology and provide even greater service to visitors. Writing a successful proposal is one step in assuring a technology grant is awarded and this volume covers winning techniques for libraries and grant writers offering best practices and success stories. Chapters cover technology planning and project design, specific grant sources and resources, budget development and real-life examples of project implementation. MacKellar shares easy-to-understand graphics and examples that make writing proposals for technology projects simple and easy.

About the Author

Pamela H. MacKellar is an author, teacher and library consultant who has been a librarian for 30 years. She has held positions as a library director, assistant librarian, newspaper librarian, health sciences librarian, cataloger, technology consultant and independent consultant in libraries of all kinds including special, school, public, post-secondary, tribal, prison and a state library agency. She has designed and taught online courses and face-to-face workshops on grants for librarians and non-profit staff, written successful proposals for government and foundation grants, administered grant projects and reviewed grant proposals for federal and state agencies. She has also presented at national, regional and state library conferences. She is also the author of The Accidental Librarian and Writing Successful Technology Grant Proposals: A LITA Guide, has written numerous articles, and co-hosts Library Grants, a blog. She is the recipient of the 2010 Loleta D. Fyan Award from the American Library Association for the project, “Online Management Course for New Library Directors in New Mexico.”

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