Librarians are increasingly under pressure to step up their marketing efforts but where to begin when there’s no plan, no time, no staff and no money? Is it possible to create a marketing plan when your organization has an outdated or nonexistent strategic plan? You betcha! There are many news tools available for marketing. Create [...]
It comes as no surprise that library service in Connecticut varies from county to county. The charts available in Connecticut Public Library Statistics, By County help illustrate some of these differences. These charts have been updated recently with FY2009 data and include both library use and financial measures.
Despite some declining budgets and no increases in service hours, Connecticut public libraries continue to be as busy as ever. According to statistics gathered from public libraries for FY2009, most library use measures continued to show substantial growth. See Connecticut Public Library Statistical Trends, 2001 – 2009 for charts on trends in libraries since 2001.
No matter where you are or what kind of library you’re in, times are tough and money’s tight. Your library budgets are most likely getting slashed, and it’s quite likely that your patron’s wallets are a little less thick than they used to be, too. We all know that in dark economic [...]
Sprint’s Character Education Grant Program awards grants to school districts and individual schools for resource materials, supplies, equipment and software that facilitates and encourages character education among K-12 students.
Individual schools can receive up to $5,000; school district up to $25,000. The grant application period runs January 4 to February 5, 2010.
In 2009 the Sprint Foundation [...]
The Starbucks Foundation created Shared Planet Youth Action Grants to help young people realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities.
Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000; applicants need to be organizations that provide young people (ages 6 to 24) with a continuum of service opportunities in social entrepreneurship.
Deadlines are rolling.
The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to one or more librarians or library educators working on projects that could lead to an improvement in services and that assist the library community nationally.
Open to ALA members; [...]
501(c)(3) public charities, state or local agencies, and public school systems are among the nonprofits eligible for a Tony Hawk Foundation grant of up to $25,000 to create or develop high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas across the country. Application here.
Grants encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and operation of skateparks. The foundation may [...]
The $2,500 AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
Close date: February 1, 2010.
Are you thinking about revamping your website but not sure where to start? Are you working with a web developer but wonder if you’re paying too much? With all the tools and strategies available, it’s hard to know where to start and what to expect. Attend this free webinar where Allen Gunn, Executive Director of [...]