NYSED Conservation and Preservation Discretionary Grant Writing

Speaker Barbara Lilley
Barbara Lilley is the Program Officer for the New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research materials. She was previously the Head of the Preservation Reformatting Department, Preservation Division at Columbia University Libraries. Ms. Lilley was a Mellon Foundation Preservation Intern at Columbia University and received ...

Barbara Lilley is the Program Officer for the New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research materials. She was previously the Head of the Preservation Reformatting Department, Preservation Division at Columbia University Libraries. Ms. Lilley was a Mellon Foundation Preservation Intern at Columbia University and received her A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan.

Full Description

The New York State Discretionary Grant Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials provides modest financial support to not-for-profit libraries, archives, historical societies, and similar agencies within the State, and from consortia or cooperating groups from such agencies. Support is available for projects that contribute to the preservation of significant research materials in libraries, archives, historical societies, and other agencies within the State of New York, whether by conducting surveys, improving collection storage environments, reformatting or treating collections or other preservation activities described in the guidelines.

This workshop will include a review of the general guidelines and a step-by-step review of the instructions for preparing a Discretionary Grant application. Included will be a description of the types of activities and projects that will be able to be funded through the program. Considerable time will be allowed for questions, and representative examples of successful (and unsuccessful) applications from previous years will be discussed. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to successfully write a grant application that meets program requirements.

Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists, curators and volunteers working in these types of organizations interested in applying for a discretionary grant are encouraged to attend.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Describe the Conservation/Preservation Discretionary grant process
  • Understand the types of projects and activites fundable through the program
  • Write a grant application that meets the program requirements

 

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When?

Mon, Oct. 7, 2013
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center