11 Grant & Award Opportunities: Don't Miss Out!

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Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Service
Deadline date: November 6, 2012
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"'Cutting edge' refers to tested and successful implementations of technological advancements used in services such as: Improvements in traditional services and processes by inventing/re-inventing/twisting technology; Introduction of new, innovative services that are flexible and responsive to community needs; Methods for connecting libraries to their communities; Funding initiatives or organizational models that ensure library information technology will remain current."

ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award
Award: $5000 and a citation of achievement
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"A cultural/thematic program is one that features the humanities, sciences, arts, creative arts, community and civic engagement programs, as well as programs in conjunction with exhibitions, community-wide reading programs, or other community-wide programs.  The nominated program should have engaged the community in planning, sponsorship and/or active participation, addressed an identified community need, and have had a measurable impact."

ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award
Award: $1500 and a citation of achievement
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"... to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting."

Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award
Award: $2500 and a citation
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"... an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. The alternative sources may include, but are not limited to: individual gifts, foundations, endowments, 'challenge' grants, and related efforts."

Gordon M. Conable Award
Award: $1500 check and a commemorative plaque
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
Application form and full details
"... a public library staff member, a library trustee, or a public library that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights."

H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant
Award: $3500 and a citation
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"... for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization."

Scholastic Library Publishing Award
Award: $1000 and a citation of achievement
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"... presented to a librarian whose 'unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people' exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession."

Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children
Award: a commemorative gift and a citation
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"... an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope."

Walmart Local Giving Program
Award: $250 to $5000
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
Application form, guidelines, and full details
"... must fit within Walmart’s focus areas: Hunger Relief & Nutrition, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment or Workforce Development. If you are applying for funding through a Sam’s Club location, additional focus areas are considered."

Equality Award
Award: $1000 and a citation of achievement
Deadline date: December 1, 2012
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"... for outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession. The contribution may be either a sustained one or a single outstanding accomplishment. The award may be given for an activist or scholarly contribution in such areas as pay equity, affirmative action, legislative work and non-sexist education."

Loleta D. Fyan Grant
Award: up to $5000
Deadline date: December 14, 2012
Application cover sheet, requirements, and full details
"... development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide; must have the potential for broader impact and application beyond meeting a specific local need; should be designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future; and should be capable of completion within one year."

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