Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual & CD-ROM
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The definitive library grant guide written by librarians for librarians.

Grants are always important to libraries for funding new initiatives and innovations—and in times of budget cuts and shortages, they are essential. Yet grant work is a topic that is rarely taught. Now, Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual, published by Neal-Schuman provides a proven, step-by-step and library-specific strategy for developing winning grant proposals.

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Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual
By Stephanie K. Gerding and Pamela H. MacKellar
1-55570-535-9. 2006. 525 pp. Book and CD-ROM. Neal-Schuman.

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.

Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians