Seminar in Library Management: Grant Writing

Seminar in Library Management: Grant Writing

This is a hands-on introductory course in grants and alternative funding resources for all libraries, with an emphasis on public libraries. Skills developed are applicable to other organizations as well. Students will work with a real library or other organization, assess library needs and future service development, create a marketing piece that outlines organizational mission and strengths, research current and potential funders, develop an actual grant or proposal for implementation, and determine funding and management priorities for alternative resource development. Students will become familiar with various types of funding resources for libraries and program development.

Class Name Seminar in Library Management: Grant Writing
Host School San Jose State University
Class Identifier Libr282
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Patty Wong
Course Tool (Online) Desire2Learn
Class Description This is a hands-on introductory course in grants and alternative funding resources for all libraries, with an emphasis on public libraries. Skills developed are applicable to other organizations as well. Students will work with a real library or other organization, assess library needs and future service development, create a marketing piece that outlines organizational mission and strengths, research current and potential funders, develop an actual grant or proposal for implementation, and determine funding and management priorities for alternative resource development. Students will become familiar with various types of funding resources for libraries and program development.
Class Disclaimer *Optional online sessions are held on Saturdays at 9 am Pacific Time. Sessions are recorded for later viewing. *Prerequisites: Introductory courses in management and information retrieval. *Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, possible synchronous sessions, academic calendars and technology requirements posted at http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/ecommunication/homecomputing.htm. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 25th, 2012 - May 15th, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day January 11th, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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