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  • 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.  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. 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.  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.  Operating Grants operating expenses (utilities, etc.) Capital Equipment Grants building, renovations Endowment Grants Special Projects Grants
  • 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.  US Government (Federal) State Government* Private Foundations Non-Profit Organizations Corporations
  • 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.  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.  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.  Do you have a good idea executed well? Clarity Completeness Internal Consistency External Consistency
  • 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.  Editor Writer Budget and financial details Follow, interpret directions Tracking (nagging) staff Coach and mentor Wider perspective
  • 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.  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.  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.  Slideshare Link My contact information:ebrown@binghamton.eduTwitter, Friendfeed: eabrown25