Shaking the Money Tree: Grant Writing for Librarians


$$$$$  Sponsored by ACRL & EBSS  $$$$$

ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 24, 2006 1:30 - 3:30
Convention Center rooms 356-357 

Finally a program that presents both sides of grant writing! Listen to agency representatives from NEH and IMLS as well as an accomplished academic librarian address the many aspects of writing successful grants.

This program will benefit the novice proposal writer and those who want to improve their grantwriting skills. Speakers will share their experiences on: idea generation, identifying appropriate funding sources, writing successful proposals, collaboration with other academic units/departments, evaluation criteria agencies use, contributing factors to successful grants and strategies for avoiding common pitfalls, when to hire a professional grant-writer and best practices that work for libraries. 

harvesting from the money tree
Marcia Keyser, Drake University [ handout]
Elaina Norlin, IMLS
Tom Phelps, National Endowment for the Humanities 

The  PowerPoint presentation is now available. Read the slides that each speaker presented during this ACRL & EBSS program.

Please fill out an evaluation form if you did not have a chance to do so after the program.  Email the evaluation form to Vanessa Earp, 

Commitee Members:
Adis Beesting, Doug Cook (EBSS Chair), Cynthia Crosser, Vanessa Earp, Allison Kaplan, Marcia Keyser, LeRoy LaFleur (Co-Chair, 2006 EBSS Program Planning Committee), Lisa Romero (Co-Chair, 2006 EBSS Program Planning Committee), Venta Silins, Benita Strnad

We will be collecting donations to the "ALA Hurricane Katrina Library Relief Fund" at the program.  To make a donation online, visit the ALA Hurricane Katrina Donations Web site.  Here is the official purpose of the fund:

Libraries serve as a cornerstone for a community, providing support and resources for everyone.  Libraries in the Gulf Coast region have been damaged and destroyed.  To help rebuild these vital cornerstones of community ALA is accepting donations, which will be distributed to the behalf of the ALA Chapters (state library associations) in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  The funds will be used to help buy new materials, furniture and equipment, and facility construction.