Captain Planet Foundation’s Healthy Environment Grants focus on hands-on involvement to build a healthy environment and promote an understanding of environmental issues. Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 – $2,500.
Deadlines for submitting grant applications are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Proposals are reviewed over a period [...]
Get an overview of the technology planning features in TechAtlas;
Get E-rate tips and help.
TechAtlas is a set of free tools that allow libraries to create a comprehensive inventory of their computers and other technology in the library as well as to help manage the creation of a technology plan.
Resources for more information:
TechAtlas for Libraries
WebJunction training [...]
Former talk show host turned philanthropist Jenny Jones’ charitable program, Jenny’s Heros awards grants to individuals who submit the best ideas for tangible, lasting, community projects.
Past recipients include a Las Vegas special ed teacher who used his grant to start an after school homework help and soccer program, an elementary school librarian who requested and [...]
Library Journal has a new online feature called the Bubble Room, “where marketing ideas and tools bubble up to the surface,” with Alison Circle*
It has some good ideas, for example Selling the Value of Libraries.
* Alison Circle has directed marketing communications for Columbus Metropolitan Library for four years. Previously she was an Account Director at [...]
Recent news reports indicate that public libraries are busier than ever during our current recession. In order to find out if that is really true in Connecticut, the State Library is making an early version of the Statistical Profile for Connecticut Public Libraries, 2008, available on WebJunction Connecticut. Though the data is preliminary, the state-wide [...]
This December, WebJunction is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of Libraries in Tough Economic Times. You are invited to join them in a new “Town Hall” format designed to engage all attendees with questions, brainstorms, stories, and to collect practical strategies. You may join either one or both webinars as your schedule [...]
Of Connecticut’s 195 public libraries, 180 successfully completed the Annual Report 2007/2008 and Application for State Grant 2008/2009. All principal public libraries submitted their reports before the deadline on November 15 and are now eligible to receive the State Grant. Thanks go out to all the Library Directors and others for their efforts to compile [...]
The Connecticut Interlibrary Loan Activity, July 2007 – June 2008 report is now available on WebJunction Connecticut.
Data in this seventeenth annual compilation of Connecticut interlibrary loan activity is based on the monthly interlibrary loan reports received at the State Library from 160 public libraries, 29 academic libraries, and 4 special libraries during July 1, 2007 [...]
Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute, December 1-2, 2008 in Newton, Massachusetts
Libraries for the Future is sponsoring this Institute as part of their Lifelong Access Libraries initiative which transforms libraries into centers of lifelong learning and civic engagement for active older adults. Specialists in the fields of aging, work, intergenerational programming and healthy aging [...]
Last Monday marked the opening of Willimantic Public Library’s YourSpace, the result of a $25,000 LSTA grant awarded this past July.
Brightening some space made available at the old Kramer Middle School, the project is bringing books, magazines, Manga, programs, and more to teens who have few options in the city.
Under the direction of Lisa Clymer, [...]