The State Library is pleased to announce the availability of a new grant program entitled Library Entrepreneurship. Recognizing that librarians may have a concept which they would like to try but do not have adequate funds, these grants will allow them to experiment with and evaluate new and innovative service models.
In order to be funded under this category, a library entrepreneurship project should:
- Meet the library users’ need(s) in a fresh way.
- Have the breadth to become a platform for related services.
- Increase the library’s value to its community.
- Offer an advantage over current services or processes.
One requirement of the grant is that applicants must be willing to share the results of the project statewide and work with designated State Library staff to determine if and how replication of the program, if applicable, might be achieved.
All types of libraries are eligible to apply. A maximum of $250.000 in federal funds may be requested and a 25% cash match of the total project amount is required. Proposals are due electronically to Missy Lodge, firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, June 15, 2010.
Recommended proposals will be taken to the September State Library Board and will begin October 1, 2010.
The Request for Proposal can be found at: http://oh.webjunction.org/ohlstaspecialentrepreneur.
Questions on the Library Entrepreneurship grant should be sent to Missy Lodge, email@example.com or 800.686.1532.