For immediate release | January 29, 2014

Become a confident grant writer with online PLA course

CHICAGO — In the competitive world of grants, it helps to have an inside edge. Sharpen your edge with a new online course,“How to Win Grants for Your Library,” from the Public Library Association (PLA). This four-week course runs from April 21 to May 16 and includes online discussions and webinars, independent activities and personal feedback. See the full syllabus online.

Stephanie Gerding, grants expert and author of "Winning Grants," will lead an interactive program designed to help make grant work easier and more effective. Participants will learn how to find the best funding sources and grant opportunities suited to their public library; how to plan and write grant proposals with a competitive edge; and how to bring clarity and professionalism to grant proposals with an understanding of what grant reviewers are looking for.

Pricing for the four-week “How to Win Grants” is $129 for PLA members, $159 for ALA members and $189 for nonmembers. The deadline to register for this course is April 18.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent

Marketing and Communications Manager

Public Library Association (PLA)