The Importance of LSTA and Other Grants

Figure 1.Assorted book lot (Ruscello, 2017) Libraries across the country today are fighting to secure funding to continue operating to their best abilities. From my experience with the libraries I work with, often times grants are the only way they receive new books or the ability to purchase new technologies. These small towns are just … Continue reading The Importance of LSTA and Other Grants

A Comparison of Grant Processes

As I mentioned in class, I began working for the Alabama Humanities Foundation as their grants director about three and a half months ago. As such, I spend almost the entirety of my 40+ hours a week at work dealing with grants and grantees. I manage our application process and grant software, work with potential … Continue reading A Comparison of Grant Processes

Grants for Digital

One grant that has interested me is the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation Grant. According to partnersforsight.org, Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is committed to providing support that directly improves the lives of blind and visually-impaired individuals, helping them realize their full potential in society (Partners for Sight). The grant is available for … Continue reading Grants for Digital

Grant Funding for Libraries – Encouraging Innovation and Collaboration.

I have been responsible for fundraising at the Edmonton Public Library for the past nine years so I understand the importance grants have in supporting great work. It was only after reading Committing to Research: Librarians and Grantsmanship, (Arlitsch, 2013) that I realized how important grants have been to driving innovation in North America. Through … Continue reading Grant Funding for Libraries – Encouraging Innovation and Collaboration.

Digital Library Sustainability

We probably have all come across projects on the web that were quite interesting. The project website declares that funding has been awarded and lays out the mission of the project. As you explore the pages of the website, blog posts discuss the project and its larger ramifications, a digital library is created and added … Continue reading Digital Library Sustainability