Winning Library Grants

An ACRL Online Course
April 2-20, 2012

Description: In these difficult economic times, seeking grants is more important than ever for librarians. Grants may be the only way to address the changing information needs of the people served by the library while library budgets are flat or shrinking. This course will introduce participants to the grant process from beginning to end with an emphasis on planning successful grant projects, funding sources for libraries, researching grant opportunities, proposal writing basics, and grant-winning tips and techniques useful for all types of librarians. Course modules follow the instructor’s Grant Process Cycle model, which illustrates how grant work is an ongoing holistic process that can be integrated into librarians' jobs. Attendees are encouraged to bring library grant project ideas to this online course where they will have the opportunity to develop them and receive input and guidance from the instructor.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain confidence in doing grant work by incorporating grant work into your job.
  • Learn how to identify appropriate grant opportunities for your library projects.
  • Know how to be prepared for grant opportunities when they arise.

Target Audience: This course is appropriate for all kinds of librarians in every library type.

Presenters: Pamela MacKellar, Owner, Pamela MacKellar Consulting

Course Requirements: Your participation will require approximately three to five hours (asynchronous) per week

ACRL member: $135
ALA member: $175
Nonmember: $195
Student: $60

How to Register:

Register with Credit Card

  • Scroll down to the month when the event is offered. Select the "Register" link next to the course on ALA's Distance Learning page (linked above).
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Register by PO

  • Download and complete the PO registration form.
  • Submit the form along with your actual PO to ALA registration (fax or mail; see form for details).
  • You will not be considered registered for the course until both your PO and the registration form have been received and processed by ALA registration.

Access instructions will be sent out one business day prior to the start of the course.

Member rates apply to personal memberships only. Want to join ACRL or ALA? Complete the online membership form, available on the ALA Web site. If you join ALA/ACRL within five days of registering, we will adjust your fee (please fax a copy of your completed registration form to ACRL at 312-280-2520 ).

Payment may be made by credit card or purchase order (PO) only. If paying by PO, the PO number is required at the time of registration. Class size is limited to 60 participants. Full refunds will be granted up to 14 days prior to the start of the seminar.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at