March 1 – 31, 2010
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni price $200)
In these difficult economic times, grant research and proposal writing skills are more important than ever for librarians. Grants may be the only way you can address changing needs in your community while your library budget is flat or shrinking. This online course will introduce you to the grant process from beginning to end with an emphasis on planning successful grant projects, funding sources for libraries, researching grant opportunities, preparing winning proposals, and tips, techniques and proven success stories from all types of libraries. course modules are designed to follow the instructors’ Grant Process Cycle model, which illustrates how grant work is ongoing and can be easily integrated into your jobs as librarians.
Instructors: Stephanie Gerding and Pam MacKellar are experienced on both sides of the grant process, having been grant reviewers, proposal writers, and grant project administrators. Stephanie and Pam co-authored the successful book, Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, and they write the Library Grants Blog, which lists grant announcements for libraries in one easy-to-access location. They have presented workshops on grants for libraries nationwide, and they are currently working on a new book, Winning Grants: A Multimedia How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, forthcoming in 2010.