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Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians with Multimedia Tutorials And Grant Development Tools
Pamela H. MacKellar and Stephanie K. Gerding
Item Number: 978-1-55570-700-2
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $108.00
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275 pages
8.5" x 11"
Softcover Book and Multimedia DVD
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-700-2
Year Published: 2010
Now presented in Neal-Schuman’s newly revised How-To-Do-It series layout, Winning Grants gives you MacKellar’s and Gerding’s combined decades of successful grant-getting techniques in an accessible design so you can master these complex processes more easily. The authors’ expertise is unique as they have been on all sides of the grant process as grant writers, reviewers, project coordinators, consultants, and trainers. They have maintained the popular Library Grants Blog for over five years, helping librarians find grant opportunities easily and at no cost.

This multimedia package features three sections. Part I, “The Grant Process Cycle,” presents the full grant process cycle with MacKellar and Gerding sharing invaluable procedural advice that distinguishes proposals that receive sustained funding. Part II, “Library Grant Success Stories,” showcases real-life success stories that demonstrate the process in practice and provide motivational tips from successful library staff. Part III, “The Winning Grants Multimedia Toolkit and DVD,” includes time-saving tools, such as reusable checklists, worksheets, and templates. All of these tools are both in the book and reproduced as Microsoft Word documents on the multimedia DVD so you can make these templates your own and share them with colleagues. The DVD includes the entire text of successful grant proposals plus ten instructional videos to walk you through each step of the grant process cycle:

1: Grant Process Cycle Overview
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
10: Top 10 Tips for Grant Success

You can also use these materials for workshops and training. 

Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians With Multimedia Tutorials And Grant Development Tools will help you stay on track, keep you organized, and take you through the grant process cycle, starting with your library goals and finishing with a successful grant proposal.

About the Authors

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.”

Stephanie K. Gerding is an expert trainer, author, and consultant with over 15 years’ experience training library staff and developing training programs through non-profit, government, and library organizations. She provides guidance to libraries by sharing library best practices, strategies, and methodologies that can be adapted to each unique community’s needs, specifically in the areas of grants, training, and advocacy. A certified trainer for the Public Library Association (PLA) in strategic planning, management, facilitation, and staffing, she facilitated PLA’s online library advocacy project, Turning the Page 2.0. She has managed statewide training programs at New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, taught graduate-level online courses, and performed as a systems administrator for Federal Express. She has worked as a training and outreach consultant for TechSoup for Libraries since 2007, and is currently the TechSoup Global Webinar Project Manager. She is author of three books, including The Accidental Technology Trainer.  


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