Library Project Funding, 1st Edition

  • Julie Carpenter
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631294
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631295
  • DDC: 025.11
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 234 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Managers and staff in libraries and information services in all sectors are increasingly required to prepare project proposals and bid for funding, usually for external funding, but also as part of internal strategic planning and management processes. The projects proposed must be realistic and feasible, because library managers and staff will be required to deliver their project on time and in budget. If managers get the planning wrong at project proposal stage, the consequences for implementation can be difficult to overcome. This book provides guidance on the various steps involved in project development, planning and the preparation of bids for funding based on the author's own experience and that of many organisations in the cultural heritage and education sectors. It guides service managers and staff through the task of scoping, developing and writing viable, realistic and winning proposals, drawing on a range of techniques from strategic planning, financial management, project management and business.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Chandos Information Professional Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Author.
1: Defining and Testing the Project Idea.
2: Matching Project Ideas to Funding Opportunities.
3: Building Partnerships.
4: Assembling Evidence in Support of Your Proposal.
5: Setting Project Aims, Objectives and Outcomes.
6: Project Planning.
7: Project Planning Techniques and Tools.
8: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment.
9: Writing Effective Project Proposals.