Grants librarianship 6 4 2010


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Grants librarianship 6 4 2010

  1. 1. Coordination and Planning in your library and beyondGrants Librarianship SessionSpecial Libraries Association 2010 Annual ConferenceJune 16, 2010 Elizabeth Brown Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer Binghamton University Libraries
  2. 2.  My role – Library Grants Officer Library grant types, components, projects Funding Sources Connecting Ideas to Programs and Funding Project and Application Roles Housekeeping, Planning, Documentation Observations/Conclusions
  3. 3. Oversee the Libraries’ grant writing, planning, and reporting activities. Grant applications planning Serve as primary writer Coordinate the submission of applications Submit follow-up reports from administered grants. Work with staff to develop grant budgets and submit budget updates on grant activities. Act as a liaison between the Libraries and the University’s Division of Research.
  4. 4.  Announcement or invitation Preparation and submission Review and notification Project commences (if funded) Project review, status and final reports Renewal, resubmission, or project funding ends
  5. 5.  Operating Grants operating expenses (utilities, etc.) Capital Equipment Grants building, renovations Endowment Grants Special Projects Grants
  6. 6.  Digitizing collections Cataloging digitized materials Program grants to host symposia and conferences Explore new technologies and services Data and support for the research process
  7. 7.  US Government (Federal) State Government* Private Foundations Non-Profit Organizations Corporations
  8. 8.  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Save Americas Treasures (SAT) National Science Foundation (NSF)
  9. 9.  The Ford Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Samuel H. Kress Foundation The Link Foundation The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Open Society Institute (OSI) Council on Library Resources (CLIR)
  10. 10.  Executive Summary Grant Narrative  Statement of the Problem/Need  Goals/Objectives/Outcomes  Methodology/Work Plan/Project Plan  Staff/ Principal Investigators (PIs) Evaluation / Assessment Sustainability Project Budget Supporting Documentation
  11. 11.  Do you have a good idea executed well? Clarity Completeness Internal Consistency External Consistency
  12. 12.  Compile ideas from staff Organize them (spreadsheet) Keep track of upcoming dates (online calendar) Monitor funding announcements Discuss priorities, direction with senior administration (Director) Ongoing process
  13. 13.  Editor Writer Budget and financial details Follow, interpret directions Tracking (nagging) staff Coach and mentor Wider perspective
  14. 14.  Annual Activity Report Annual Action Plan (flexibility) Project Ideas and Collections list Regular updates to library administrative staff Archive for applications and documentation from projects
  15. 15.  Lots of components/roles to juggle Guidance from senior administration is essential Grant writing requires more transparency in your organization and workflow Work is deadline-driven Difficult to quickly produce a lot of output
  16. 16.  John M. Meador, Jr., Director of Libraries The Foundation Center, NYC Tom Clareson Program Director for New Initiatives, PALINET Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS Binghamton University Division of Research
  17. 17.  Slideshare Link My contact information:ebrown@binghamton.eduTwitter, Friendfeed: eabrown25