On the second day of the Rural Libraries Conference, I attended…
Administration and Management: Nuts and Bolts of Grant-Seeking
Everyone wants additional funding and grants can be a good way to secure it but how do you go about it if you don’t have experience? Get a basic overview of the grant-seeking process including information about what to do prior to the proposal; how to identify appropriate funding partners, and an overview of a full-fledged proposal and its variations. The basics of how to create a realistic project budget will be addressed as well as how to determine the appropriate amount to request from a funder.
In this session, I was geeked to run into librarian, Jane French, from the beautiful Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville, Michigan. I first met Jane just over two years ago when I toured her library for my 30 Years and 30 Libraries project.
Library Technology: Big Technology, Small Library: Finding the Balance
Do you need focus and guidance on how to implement new and/or different technologies? How can you also “keep it human” for everyone involved in the process? Find out how to ensure all small library staff are comfortable in basic levels of technology support and how you can accomplish this. Through this session attendees will learn how to bring together the “parts and pieces” into a well-rounded approach to managing and implementing the physical components of technology along with the emotional components of patron interaction and staff training.
Administration and Management: You Got the Grant! Now What?
Congratulations! You just received word that your grant proposal that you submitted last year has been accepted for funding! Yippee!! Uh-Oh! Now, what do you do? How do you manage the project and your relationship with the funder to help ensure future funding? Learn how to make your grant an ongoing success and hopefully lead to additional funding in the future.