CHICAGO — An all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants, “The ALA Book of Library Grant Money,” published by ALA Editions, is back in a new edition and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources. Using this guide, librarians, fundraisers and researchers will find quick, convenient access to information on the most likely funding sources for libraries, including private foundations, corporate foundations, corporate direct givers, government agencies and library and nonprofit organizations. Edited by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, a grant writer with 35 years of experience, this edition includes more than 200 new entries, as well as:
- a detailed introduction explaining the concept of “grant readiness” and walking readers through the steps of preparing their institution for a grant project, including strategic planning, conducting a needs assessment and identifying potential partners;
- guidance on the most effective ways to use the directory, with an explanation of inclusion criteria and data elements;
- multiple indexes for finding the right information fast;
- a new section covering grant-related organizations and sources, to aid readers looking for grant writers or grant development assistance.
In her 35-year library career, Maxwell has participated in successful grant projects totaling more than $10 million dollars, with more than one million of those dollars flowing directly to the library. Formerly library director at Miami Dade College and Barry University, she currently owns and operates Kaliwell, Inc., a grant development company that specializes in locating, writing and evaluating grants for libraries and other educational organizations. A prolific writer, Maxwell has been published in the National Catholic Reporter, Jewish Forward, Lilith, Moment, and other periodicals. Her library publishing credits include “Sacred Stacks: The Higher Purpose of Libraries and Librarianship” and, as a contributor, “Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook” and “Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook.” A frequent contributor to American Libraries magazine, she has also authored two ALA TechSource Library Technology Reports.