Grant experts Stephanie Gerding and Pamela MacKellar present an easy-to-follow
grant process cycle—planning for success; discovering and designing projects; organizing the team; researching and selecting
the right funder; creating and submitting the proposal; securing funds and implementing the project; reviewing and continuing
the process. They carefully outline the important and sometimes challenging components of an application including the cover
letter, budget, proposal summary, and more. Scheduling the project, building partnerships, conducting meetings, and following
up on the application are covered in detail.
A unique Grants for Libraries Toolkit includes full-size reproductions
of the charts, worksheets, and checklists featured throughout the book. The CD-ROM reproduces the entire toolkit (in Word
format for easy printing and customization), sample grant applications, and nine complete example grant proposals. Sixteen
success stories share experience and advice from successful libraries and provide inspiration and models for projects and
success stories—to facilitate larger group activity, the stories are reproduced on the CD-ROM for easy replication.
Experienced and novice librarians, students, administrators and anyone who seeks or uses grant funding will find invaluable
and practical guidance in Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual.