Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thompson Public Library, Community Book Bags

The Thompson Public Library's Community Book Bags LSTA project is wrapping up a very successful year thanks to the hard work and positive energy of children's librarian Kim Flynn.

Check out the best practices story on WebJunction.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cragin Memorial Library's CNA grant

The Cragin Memorial Library's 'best practices' piece about their community needs assessment grant is up.

Check it out at blogjunction or webjunction's Success Stories area.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Online WebJunction course: Course: Grant Writing Basics

Getting the Right Grant
Just about all libraries could use some extra funding these days, and the right grant can make a huge difference in the programming and resources you can offer your community. But if you've never done it before, the whole process of finding the right one for your situation, navigating the application process and writing a compelling case can be daunting. The Grant Writing Basics course will walk you through all the critical steps from finding a grant source, understanding the commitments required, writing and submitting, and finally beginning to implement.

This tutorial will cover each phase in the grant writing and submission process:

1. Prepare
2. Focus on Library Priorities
3. Develop the Grant Project
4. Research Funders and Find Appropriate Grants
5. Write the Grant Proposal
6. Implement, Evaluate and Continue the Process


After completing this course, you will understand the following objectives:

* Understand the basic process of grant work
* Realize the importance of planning for grants
* Recognize the steps involved in project development
* Be encouraged and have the confidence to know that YOU can do it

Grant Writing Basics (LE@D); price: $40.00.