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Winning grants : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians with multimedia tutorials and grant development tools
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Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to-manual, and multimedia workshop. - (American Library Association)

Provides an overview on grant writing; profiles fifteen libraries that obtained grants for different projects; and contains thirty-five pages of checklists, worksheets, and templates related to grant writing. - (Baker & Taylor)

This book/CD-ROM guide is for new and experienced grant writers in libraries. Part I of the book overviews the grant writing cycle, from organizing the grant team to creating and submitting the proposal and implementing the project. The book also profiles 15 libraries around the country that obtained grants for projects aimed at different library populations such as seniors, teens, and second-language children. Part III of the book contains 35 pages of checklists, worksheets, and templates, also provided on the DVD. The DVD also contains ten instructional videos keyed to each chapter in Part I of the book, as well as sample RFPs and grant announcements, real grant proposals, and a link to a blog with current grant opportunities. MacKeller and Gerding are library consultants. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( - (Book News)

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Grants are the lifeblood of many libraries these days, and with budgets stretched to the limits, they can provide some of the needed resources. Applying for grants can be a challenging process, and this addition to the published literature is a great step toward assisting new grant writers. Emphasizing the importance of library planning as the critical first step, the book arranges chapters in sections covering "The Grant Process Cycle" and "Library Grant Success Stories." Part 3, "Winning Grants Multimedia Toolkit and DVD," contains worksheets and templates that can also be found on the accompanying disc, along with instructional videos that mesh with the various stages of writing a grant. The book is a great hand-holder for first timers and a great brushup with new ideas for the experienced grant writer. Highly recommended. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

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