Monday, March 24, 2014

ALA Book of Library Grant Money, 9th ed.

Maxwell, Nancy Kalikow, ed. The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, 9th ed. Chicago: ALA, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8389-1211-9

This all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants is back in a new edition, and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources. Using this guide, librarians, fundraisers, and researchers will find quick, convenient access to information on the most likely funding sources for libraries, including private foundations, corporate foundations, corporate direct givers, government agencies, and library and nonprofit organizations. Edited by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, a grant writer with 35 years of experience, this edition includes more than 200 new entries, as well as

•    A detailed introduction explaining the concept of "grant readiness" and walking readers through the steps of preparing their institution for a grant project, including strategic planning, conducting a needs assessment, and identifying potential partners
•    Guidance on the most effective ways to use the directory, with an explanation of inclusion criteria and data elements
•    Multiple indexes for finding the right information fast
•    A new section covering grant-related organizations and sources, to aid readers looking for grant writers or grant development assistance
The challenge of "finding the money" will be made easier with this guide's clear and comprehensive information.