1. Libraries are invited to apply for the $3,000 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant, which will be awarded to a single library for the best public awareness campaign incorporating the 2012 National Library Week theme, "You belong @ your library®". National Library Week is April 8-14, 2012.
Ron McCabe presented a Public Library Funding and Budgeting workshop for Winnefox a few weeks ago, and mentioned ALA's new Frontline Fundraising Toolkit as a good resource for smaller libraries. Here's where you can find it:
"Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant This Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done.
Plan to attend these free webinars; all you need is your computer & speakers or headphones. Each one can be counted as a Category B continuing education activity towards renewing librarian certification.