[Michlib-l] Advocacy training grant opportunity

Reish, Karren (MDE) ReishK at michigan.gov
Thu Feb 13 10:28:22 EST 2014

For those looking for training/consulting on how to advocate for your library, please see the Citizens Save Libraries grant information below. The deadline is April 15th.

Applications are currently being accepted for cycle two of the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation.

The 10 libraries that are selected will receive two days of onsite consultation by advocacy experts, who will help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets.

Among the criteria to apply is a willingness to "pay it forward" by sharing what is learned with others in their states through presentations at local conferences, articles written for the state library association journal and a willingness to answer questions and support other advocacy campaigns via digital media and Skype. The first 10 libraries were selected in 2013.

As part of the grant, a Citizens-Save-Libraries Power Guide that lays out a step-by-step blueprint for libraries to follow in generating advocacy campaigns is available to all libraries at no cost. The Power Guide is available at www.ala.org/united/powerguide<http://www.ala.org/united/powerguide>.

For more information and to apply for the grants, visit www.ala.org/united/grants_awards/neal-schuman<http://www.ala.org/united/grants_awards/neal-schuman>.

Information from the Library Grants blog.

Karren Reish
Library Grants Coordinator
Library of Michigan
517-373-5700 f
reishk at michigan.gov<mailto:reishk at michigan.gov>


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