In this session we will detail examples of the wide variety of programming activities academic librarians can engage in through the writing of small grants. Using their own experiences, the presenters will show slides and explain how they were able to increase faculty and student interest in the library through unique educational programming. The presenters combined have written over 30 successful small grants in the past seven years, and hosted programs that have included lectures by Holocaust survivors, book authors, and an expert on Black Cowboys in the American West. They have also hosted French and Spanish film festivals using grant funds, organized workshops for teachers, and supported a youth literacy program in the local community. They have also hosted large initiatives, such as the ALA's Muslim Journeys and Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programs. All of these activities have combined to not only increase the stature of the library in the eyes of those connected with the University, but also within the various communities the university serves.
Interests: Administration and Management, Adult Services, Children’s Services, Continuing Education, Diversity, Funding, Fundraising, Intellectual Freedom, Literacy, Marketing, Multicultural Services, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Public Programs, Public Relations, Public Services
Library Type: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Medical, Middle School, Museum, Nonprofit, Public, Regional System, Research Library, Rural, School/Media Center