Writing Successful Technology Grant Proposals: A LITA Guide

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When you win a grant, you help your community by providing great technology-driven services.

Technology grants provide the crucial funding to implement the latest technology projects so you can meet your community's needs. But how can you write a successful grant proposal? How can you be sure that your technology grant will be approved? Here is the only book that covers technology grants for libraries.

This comprehensive book on grants for ...

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Overview

When you win a grant, you help your community by providing great technology-driven services.

Technology grants provide the crucial funding to implement the latest technology projects so you can meet your community's needs. But how can you write a successful grant proposal? How can you be sure that your technology grant will be approved? Here is the only book that covers technology grants for libraries.

This comprehensive book on grants for libraries focuses on technology, technology planning, designing technology projects, specific sources and resources for technology grants, how to create a technology budget, and technology project success stories so you get real life examples of how others like you made their libraries stronger through technology grants.

Pamela MacKellar shows you easy-to-understand graphics and examples that make writing proposals for technology projects simple and easy. You get chapters explaining how to design your project, work with a team to save time and money, and, of course, how to write and submit your project. This one-stop shop is both a guide and a resource, with sources for technology projects and helpful hints on finding the right technology grants for you.

This is your step-by-step guide to turning your library into your community's technology hub.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jennifer McConnel
This expansive manual details seven steps in the grant-writing process. Although it focuses on technology grants, a librarian could modify the process to suit individual needs for virtually any type of grant application. The guide advocates an in-depth approach to grant writing, starting with planning. This step includes conducting a community-needs assessment to determine which resources would best serve library users and the broader community. From there, the process moves to project design, teamwork, and research before the actual grant writing begins. According to the book, many people skip the initial steps and rush right to the grant application; this often leads to an unsuccessful, sour experience. Following this guide takes time, but the extensive steps outlined here should, in the long run, save librarians from headache and failure. After winning the grant, the process does not stop. MacKeller includes project implementation steps and review in the process, which then cycles back to the beginning as the librarian begins planning all over again. Although dense, this text presents excellent information and has a strong patron focus: grants are not about objects or money—they are about people. The appendixes include sample grant applications and resources that will be useful in every step of the grant-writing process. Reviewer: Jennifer McConnel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555707637
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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