Thursday, September 8th 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grant funding provides libraries with the opportunity to offer programs and services to the community that may not fit into the library’s regular budget. If the process of applying for and managing a grant feels overwhelming, watch this webinar to learn strategies for success that can benefit libraries of all sizes. Funders are often interested in a diverse set of applicants and communities to distribute funding to, and this session will help you feel more confident and empowered to pursue these opportunities for your library.
Viewers will learn to:
- Seek and evaluate grant opportunities
- Consider the alignment of the library and the funder’s missions
- Develop organizational support for a proposal
- Submit a strong application
About the presenters:
Kendra Morgan is a Senior Program Manager with WebJunction, providing continuing education services to state and public libraries. She is particularly interested in the role libraries play in supporting healthy communities, including through opioid-related programming and services and the COVID-19 pandemic, and has successfully applied for and managed a number of grant-funded programs that address those issues. Kendra received her MLIS from the University of Hawai'i; and prior to joining OCLC in 2007, she provided training and technology support in hundreds of libraries as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s U.S. Libraries Program, and served as a technology consultant at The Library of Virginia.
Steph Harmon provides strategic leadership on institutional fundraising, program design, and partnerships for WebJunction's grant-supported projects. She joined OCLC and the WebJunction team in 2014 after working for 20+ years in STM and educational publishing in the U.S. and the Netherlands. Inspired by library practitioners and the access to knowledge they provide, Steph’s work is guided by OCLC’s vision of helping libraries all over the world meet the ever-evolving needs of their communities.