H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Application

An annual award given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.

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Proposed Program Details

Each Proposal must include the following:

  1. Abstract
    Provide a concise description of the project proposal.
  2. Statement of Need
    • Include a brief description of the library organization making an application in terms of geographical location, library's clientele, and other descriptive information which will provide a clear understanding of the applicant.
    • Briefly describe the library organization's current or proposed staff development program and its relationship to the organizational goals and objectives.
    • Provide a clear statement of the need which this particular proposal will address. Describe the project's relationship to the organization's goals and objectives. Specify the target group who will participate in the project. Describe how representatives of the group have participated in the needs assessment project. (Include needs assessment documentation if available.)
  3. Purpose and Objectives of Project Proposal
    Include objectives which are realistic, attainable, measurable, and closely related to the identified need. Describe the expected outcome for the participants.
  4. Project Proposal Implementation
    • Identify person(s) responsible for this project and give qualifications and background.
    • Describe the project plan in detail including instructional methods, materials, qualifications of trainers and resource people, a proposed agenda and other pertinent details.
    • Outline the calendar to be followed to complete the project. (The money for the grant will be available following the ALA Annual Conference.)
  5. Budget
    Provide a detailed account of the full monetary requirements for all potential expenses such as personnel, travel, supplies, equipment, communications, etc. If part of the funds are being supplied by other sources, indicate the sources and amounts. Include the name of the fiscal agent.
  6. Evaluation
    Describe what measurement will be used to evaluate how well the project's goals and objectives were achieved. It includes assessing the project's impact. Include any instruments, evaluation methods and timetable, and who will conduct the evaluation.