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Grants for Libraries: Grant Writing Resources

Resources supporting the FLA 2018 presentation: Unleash your librarian superpowers to author winning grant proposals.

Books on Grant Writing

Professional Grant Association

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Relevant Studies on Grant Writing and Libraries

Downing, K. (2009, March). Show me the money! An academic library’s role in the art of grant-seeking on campus and in the community. 14th National Conference Papers (pp. 12-15), Seattle, WA: Association of College & Research Libraries.  Available: 

Keogh, P. (2013). Motivation for grant writing among academic librarians. New Library World, 114(3), 151-165.

Zhao, D. (2010). Characteristics and impact of grant-funded research: a case study of the library and information science field. Scientometrics (2010) 84(2), 293-306.

Professional Development for Grant Writing

Pre-Recorded Webinars and Training Sessions

Online Courses

In Person Workshops:    

Grant Writing Tips

Resources for grant writing

  • provides easy-to-use, self-service tools such as FAQs, sample documents, and webinars to help nonprofits become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.  

  • Grants & Funding Resources by Renovated Learning
    Education-grant related resources for the K-12 community, including additional options for finding grants, as well as crowdsourcing tools and other professional development support.

Grant Writing Tips