Librarian's Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants

By Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis; Stacey L. Bowers et al. | Go to book overview

INTRODUCTION

Few educators or librarians begin their professional careers prepared to participate in the grant-seeking process. From start to finish, grant development and management require a diverse skill set not generally possessed by those new to such endeavors. Good writing and editing habits, efficient project management, and careful long-term budgeting and planning skills are needed to successfully compete for grant awards. Knowledge of reporting and formal evaluation standards, experience hiring and supervising personnel, and familiarity with relevant governmental and institutional policies, regulations, and laws are required for the management and administration of funded projects.

It is the rare individual who is the master of all facets of the grant process. For this reason, Librarian’s Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants emphasizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration in all stages of development and management. Including individuals with varying backgrounds and expertise on the grant team provides a framework of skill and experience necessary for the creation and management of funded projects. As economic realities encourage more institutions to seek outside funding, competition for limited resources becomes increasingly keen. Utilizing the collective knowledge and expertise of co-workers and colleagues will allow smaller institutions and those with limited experience or institutional support to have success.

In addition to capitalizing on collective skill, cooperation and teamwork foster creativity and encourage accountability among team members. With many projects to choose from, funding agencies are especially responsive to those that address documented needs in novel and creative ways. Funding

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xv
  • Part 1 - Grant Development 1
  • Chapter 1 - Planning- The Core of Proposal Development 3
  • Chapter 2 - Project Design 41
  • Chapter 3 - Project Narrative 65
  • Chapter 4 - Project Personnel 85
  • Chapter 5 - Project Evaluation 101
  • Chapter 6 - Budget Development 141
  • Chapter 7 - Appendices 167
  • Part 2 - Implementation and Management 183
  • Chapter 8 - After the Proposal 185
  • Chapter 9 - Implementing the Project 195
  • Chapter 10 - Managing the Project Day-to-Day 225
  • Chapter 11 - Project Accountability 253
  • Chapter 12 - Project Closeout 289
  • Glossary of Grant Terms 291
  • Bibliography 299
  • Index 305
  • About the Authors 315
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