For the audio portion of this discussion, you will need to use your phone.  Dial 866.740.1260  Access Code: 6339386 Techno...
Welcome! Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260  Access Code: 6339386  *6 mute/*7 un-mute Stephanie Gerding Brenda Hough
http://WWW.MAINTAINITPROJECT.ORG   Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260  Access Code: 6339386  *6 mute/*7 un-mute
<ul><li>Learn a step-by-step method for writing grant proposals, </li></ul><ul><li>find out where to easily locate grant o...
New to grant work? <ul><li>Grant writing is really about three things librarians are great at:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>find...
Overview of Grant Work:    The Grant Process Cycle
It’s All About the People— Not the Stuff <ul><li>The need is never for the equipment—not for the technology itself—but for...
Justifying Technology Needs <ul><li>Builds capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a new model of community communication </li>...
Success Stories Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260  Access Code: 6339386  *6 mute/*7 un-mute
More Tech Grant Projects <ul><li>RFID </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>PAC management </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless...
Researching Funders <ul><li>Categories of Grants  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government: Federal, State and Local </li></ul></u...
Top 8 Sites to Search  for Library Tech Grants  <ul><li>Library Grants Blog  http://librarygrants.blogspot.com </li></ul><...
http://librarygrants.blogspot.com
GRANTS.GOV
The  Ps <ul><li>&quot;Please&quot; is the most important funding word, 8 other important Ps: </li></ul>Planning  Passion P...
 
<ul><li>$13 billion for Title I </li></ul><ul><li>$650 million for Enhancing Education Through Technology </li></ul><ul><l...
Top 8 Things You Can Do Now….  To Get Broadband Stimulus Funding <ul><li>Inventory the connectivity at your library. </li>...
Print Resources <ul><li>Annual Register of Grant Support. Information Today.  </li></ul><ul><li>Big Book of Library Grant ...
Online Communities <ul><li>WebJunction and TechAtlas </li></ul><ul><li>Techsoup and MaintainIT </li></ul>Spend Less and Sh...
Eight Tasty Tidbits from Today!
Questions? Comments?  *6 mute *7 un-mute
If you don’t ask, you won’t get! <ul><li>“ I have tried raising money by asking for it, and by not asking for it. I always...
Thank you for attending today’s session! <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brenda Hough  [email_address] </li></ul></...
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  • Technology Grants 101 March 2009

    1. 1. For the audio portion of this discussion, you will need to use your phone. Dial 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6339386 Technology Grants for Libraries 101 A MaintainIT Webinar March 12, 2009 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern Time Zone *6 mute *7 un-mute
    2. 2. Welcome! Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6339386 *6 mute/*7 un-mute Stephanie Gerding Brenda Hough
    3. 3. http://WWW.MAINTAINITPROJECT.ORG Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6339386 *6 mute/*7 un-mute
    4. 4. <ul><li>Learn a step-by-step method for writing grant proposals, </li></ul><ul><li>find out where to easily locate grant opportunities, and </li></ul><ul><li>discover real library grant success stories. </li></ul>Ground we’ll cover: What are you hoping to get out of today’s discussion? Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6339386 *6 mute/*7 un-mute
    5. 5. New to grant work? <ul><li>Grant writing is really about three things librarians are great at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>finding information, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>answering questions, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building relationships. </li></ul></ul>Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6339386 *6 mute/*7 un-mute
    6. 6. Overview of Grant Work: The Grant Process Cycle
    7. 7. It’s All About the People— Not the Stuff <ul><li>The need is never for the equipment—not for the technology itself—but for solving a problem or addressing a need in your community. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can the library help improve your community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>literacy, job seeking skills, educational support, reduce school drop-out rates, a safe place for teens, close digital divide </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Justifying Technology Needs <ul><li>Builds capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a new model of community communication </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers and engages customers </li></ul><ul><li>Saves staff time - efficiency and productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Provides disability access </li></ul><ul><li>Allows technology skills / job training </li></ul><ul><li>Extends the reach of the library into the community </li></ul><ul><li>Closes the digital divide between haves and have-nots </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes Volunteer opportunities and information </li></ul><ul><li>Enables data collection and measurement </li></ul>
    9. 9. Success Stories Dial-in Number: 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6339386 *6 mute/*7 un-mute
    10. 10. More Tech Grant Projects <ul><li>RFID </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>PAC management </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops/Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Online homework help </li></ul><ul><li>Tech workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Access to databases </li></ul><ul><li>Digitizing local collections </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive technology </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 reference </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide technology support staff </li></ul><ul><li>Staff training on tech </li></ul>
    11. 11. Researching Funders <ul><li>Categories of Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government: Federal, State and Local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IMLS, LSTA, Parks and Rec </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional and Trade Associations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporations and Businesses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs and Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Top 8 Sites to Search for Library Tech Grants <ul><li>Library Grants Blog http://librarygrants.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Center RFP Bulletin http://www.fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp </li></ul><ul><li>Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov </li></ul><ul><li>IMLS http://www.imls.gov/applicants/name.shtm </li></ul><ul><li>National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.gov/grants/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>National Network of Libraries of Medicine http://www.nnlm.gov/projects </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml?src=rt </li></ul><ul><li>State Libraries http://www.imls.gov/programs/libraries.shtm </li></ul>
    13. 13. http://librarygrants.blogspot.com
    14. 14. GRANTS.GOV
    15. 15. The Ps <ul><li>&quot;Please&quot; is the most important funding word, 8 other important Ps: </li></ul>Planning Passion Persuasion Purpose Precision Partnerships Positivity People
    16. 17. <ul><li>$13 billion for Title I </li></ul><ul><li>$650 million for Enhancing Education Through Technology </li></ul><ul><li>$7.2 billion for Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>$53.6 billion for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund </li></ul><ul><li>$120 million Senior Community Service Employment Program </li></ul><ul><li>Additional $130 mill for Rural Community Facilities Program </li></ul><ul><li>$4.24 billion & $1.33 billion for Military Libraries </li></ul>
    17. 18. Top 8 Things You Can Do Now…. To Get Broadband Stimulus Funding <ul><li>Inventory the connectivity at your library. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess telecommunications services & identify future needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with campus or school administrators, local government officials and the governor’s office in your state. </li></ul><ul><li>Think collaboration and aggregation--contact potential partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify community employment & business needs/resources </li></ul><ul><li>Start thinking about “sustainability.” </li></ul><ul><li>Say “thanks” to senators & congressional reps for passing ARRA. </li></ul><ul><li>Think BIG! </li></ul>http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/wo/woissues/washfunding/fedfund/Broadband%20Top%20Ten.pdf
    18. 19. Print Resources <ul><li>Annual Register of Grant Support. Information Today. </li></ul><ul><li>Big Book of Library Grant Money. American Library Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Grants for Information Technology, Grants for Libraries and Information Services, and the National Guide to Funding for Libraries and Information Services. Foundation Center. </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Building and Equipment Grants: A Reference Directory Identifying Building, Renovation, and Equipment Grants Available to Nonprofit Organizations. Research Grant Guides. </li></ul><ul><li>Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians, Neal-Schuman. </li></ul>
    19. 20. Online Communities <ul><li>WebJunction and TechAtlas </li></ul><ul><li>Techsoup and MaintainIT </li></ul>Spend Less and Share the Wisdom!
    20. 21. Eight Tasty Tidbits from Today!
    21. 22. Questions? Comments? *6 mute *7 un-mute
    22. 23. If you don’t ask, you won’t get! <ul><li>“ I have tried raising money by asking for it, and by not asking for it. I always got more by asking for it.” --Millard Fuller, founder, Habitat for Humanity </li></ul>Plan, prepare, and then go for it! Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians , Gerding & MacKellar, Neal-Schuman.
    23. 24. Thank you for attending today’s session! <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brenda Hough [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stephanie Gerding [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit the MaintainIT website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.maintainitproject.org </li></ul></ul>

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