About The Webinar
Aside from funding libraries themselves, there are many innovative projects that might never be accomplished without the support of grants from foundations of various sizes and sorts. What are the current trends? The speakers in this event will identify and examine those trends and share what their impact on the academic environment might be.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Phil Ward, Deputy Director, Research Services, University of Kent;
- Raym Crow, Senior Consultant, SPARC,
- Kate Tkacik, Director of Network Engagement, The Foundation Center;
- Angi Faiks, Associate Library Director, and Ron Joslin, Librarian, Macalester College.
Essential Elements of a Successful Application.
With increasing competition for less and less funding, it’s never been harder for researchers to secure grants. Although there is a wide variation in funders internationally, there are some key basic principles that applicants need to get right. This talk will briefly outline these, and explain how listening to Kurt Vonnegut can help investigators understand what they have to do to succeed.
Sustainability Planning for Open Resources
Sustaining open resources over time, whether through subsidies or collective support, poses special challenges. We will describe the critical elements of a sustainability model, the importance of integrating sustainability planning into the design of an open resource, the particular challenges of funding open resources, and critical design considerations for collective support models. Understanding these issues should help libraries recognize sound sustainability models and guide them both in supporting and developing projects.
Funding Data for Libraries
Only about 10% of the more than 100,000 philanthropic foundations in the United States have a website – you simply cannot Google your way to finding philanthropic support for libraries. This brief session will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels.
Note to Attendees: The site that Kate Tkacik referenced during her presentation may be found here.
Strategic Approaches to Funding Projects at a Small College Library
Finding funding opportunities for library initiatives at a small private liberal college library can be a formidable task, especially when staffing and existing budgets are already stretched to their limits. In this brief talk, we'll share some of the successful projects we've implemented at Macalester College's DeWitt Wallace Library and the funding that we've used to get them underway from seeking national grants to forming strategic partnerships.
Cancellations made by October 10, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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