For immediate release | January 11, 2012

An invaluable guide to where the money is

CHICAGO — Sometimes a grant can make the difference between maintaining or cutting services, especially at a time when no institution is immune from the budget crunch. Completely overhauled since its last edition, “The ALA Book of Library Grant Money” remains the gold standard for locating sources of funding. Edited by Ann Kepler and published by ALA Editions, this directory of library and school grants will point you in the right direction with:

  • Hundreds of new and updated entries, all carefully culled and researched, including grant criteria and application procedures;
  • Information on ALA grants, state library grants and other public grantors, private foundation grants and more;
  • Funding sources for facilities, computers, programs, staffing, initiatives and other library operations;
  • Planning and user guides to help you get the most out of the directory;
  • Multiple indexes to help you quickly find the information you need.

A veteran editor of trade, educational and reference books, Kepler has also authored more than a dozen books. She consults in project development and management and teaches writing clarity and technique for corporate and professional clients. She holds degrees in English and modern languages and has written extensively on business, healthcare and organizational issues.

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