Grants for School Libraries

Overview

This invaluable handbook provides necessary information to help school libraries and school library systems complete the arduous grant-application. The book is current and comprehensive in its listings of possible grants and recommendations for successful grant writing.

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Overview

This invaluable handbook provides necessary information to help school libraries and school library systems complete the arduous grant-application. The book is current and comprehensive in its listings of possible grants and recommendations for successful grant writing.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Most of us are totally unfamiliar with grant writing. However, in the current world of cutbacks and diminishing funds, we have had to turn to writing grants to supplement our budgets. It is an intimidating process. However, this book, intended for school and small public libraries, is a sequential, highly detailed road map. . . . Planning to write a grant? Keep this resource close at hand."

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Teacher Librarian

"Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis and Ann Jerabek share their secrets for preparing successful grant applications in Grants for School Libraries. They offer step-by-step instruction for planning the proposal, designing the project, writing the project narrative, preparing the budget, and evaluating the project."

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Professional Literature

"Starred Review: This highly useful book is written for a target audience of school libraries seeking grants, but I believe the principles would apply for all grant seekers. . . . [T]he authors do an excellent job of education in all the steps needed to win a grant. . . . If your school seeks grants, this is a book that they will turn to again and again. Highly Recommended."

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Library Media Connection

"Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis and Ann Jerabek share their secrets for preparing successful grant applications in Grants for School Libraries."

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American Libraries

"Even if readers were to find only one usable tip leading to a fundable grant, it would be well worth the investment; this volume, however, merits repeated use and a place on your desk."

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Booklist

"[A] systematic approach to every aspect of the grant process. . . . This surprisingly readable guide should be on every school library media specialist's professional shelf."

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Experienced grant researchers and university librarians Hall-Ellis and Jerabek provide a systematic approach to every aspect of the grant process. Each section breaks down important concepts and is clearly supported by reproducible forms, examples, and lists. Two important segments address budget and personnel considerations. The project-evaluation section includes data-collection instruments and time lines, while a final chapter discusses practical suggestions such as publicity and writing letters of appreciation. Grant writers will find the comparison of successful and poor grantsmanship and a list of 50 tips to be especially useful tools. The substantial annotated bibliography covers both print and nonprint resources; a list of federal grant programs rounds out the abundant practical information. This surprisingly readable guide should be on every school library media specialist's professional shelf.-Susan McCaffrey, Haslett High School, MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591580799
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 10/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

SYLVIA D. HALL-ELLIS, Ph.D., teaches at the University of Denver's Library & Information Science Program. She has over 30 years of experience working in libraries, grant writing, project design and management, information systems design and development, strategic planning, nonprofit organization management, and training. A member of a variety of professional organizaions, Dr. Hall-Ellis is listed in several editions of regional and national bibliographic volumes. She has published numerous technical reports, articles, and two monographs, and has conducted major field-based research studies.

ANN JERABEK is Head, Interlibraries Services, Sam Houston State University. She has held several professional library positions since coming to the University in 1988 as a Reference Librarian. Prior to her arrival at Sam Houston, she worked at Collin County Community College in McKenney, Texas. Her educational background includes a B.A. in English, an M.A. in religion, and an M.L.S. In addition to publishing in the topic of grants, Ann has also written on needs assessment for library services, library anxiety, and recently published an article on developing and writing job descriptions for positions in interlibrary loans.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Planning: The Core of Proposal Development 1
2 Project Design 31
3 Project Narrative 47
4 Project Personnel 67
5 Project Evaluation 73
6 Budget Development 99
7 Appendices 123
8 After the Proposal 139
Annotated Bibliography 147
Glossary of Grant Terms 151
App. A Overview of Federal Grant Programs 157
App. B Fifty Tips for Grant Writers 169
App. C Frequently Asked Questions About Grantsmanship 171
App. D Types of Grants 177
Index 181
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