Resources and ideas for funding almost
always require an awareness of marketing. In learning how
to prepare needs assessments and statements of need, librarians
can develop a sense for marketing.
Institute of Museum & Library Services
This agency has several grant opportunities for libraries.
Links to other resources and grant opportunities by state
are in the "Publications, Conferences and Resources" section.
In addition to a directory of funders and grant-writing tips,
there is a page for the San Francisco Bay Area - http://fdncenter.org/sanfrancisco/
California State Library
The LSTA link includes information on literacy and other grants.
Look at the other links in that section to see other possibilities
for your library. There are links to the 2006-2007 information and a list of 2005-06 grants awarded in PDF .
Calendar for all 2006-2007 grants administered by the State Library
Staying Connected -Gates Foundation
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
- Support the Library
The Gales Foundation is offering grants for libraries to upgrade their original Gates equipment. It is being administered through the California State Library. State Library Press release
This link is an example of a fund raising page on a library
2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition
Here is a summary of this report, produced for OCLC's worldwide
membership. It examines the significant issues and trends
impacting OCLC, libraries, museums, archives and other allied
organizations, both now and in the future. The scan provides
a high-level view of the information landscape. It was used
in planning the reference focus groups held in 2004-05 and
Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources report
WebJunction - http://www.webjunction.org/
Update of 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan
WebJunction has articles and links about fundraising and grant writing.
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