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Community Connections: Break with Tradition!

Thursday, 20 March 2014 2:00pm

A webinar in collaboration with ARSL exploring ways to develop community connections, especially with local businesses, for libraries to extend their reach and to help build stronger communities.

Are you looking for fresh ways to connect your library with your community? Find out how these Nebraska libraries moved beyond traditional partnerships by uncovering shared commitment to community needs with new partners, especially local businesses. These new connections led to programming and events that promote health, literacy and entertainment for the whole community. The efforts extend the library’s marketing reach, build library support, and strengthen community relationships—all at little or no cost.

 

From Outreach to Engagement

Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:00am

Libraries help communities meet many needs, but how can we go beyond that – to become truly engaged in our communities? How do we discover the hidden assets in our communities? How can libraries transform communities?

 

The Librarian as the Candidate; or How to Run Against Your Own Library and Win

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 3:00pm

From the president down to local races, voters are activated by candidates they “know,” not platforms or policy statements. For library elections or funding advocacy, your work as a librarian makes you the best kind of candidate.

In advocacy, we tend to talk to the public, to funders, and to voters about our institutions. We need to instead introduce you, the professional librarians, as change-agents in your communities who are worth the funding.

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:00pm

Attend a session to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals.

We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:00pm

Attend a session to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals.

We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.

Grantseeking Basics

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 3:00pm

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?

Are you new to fundraising?

Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?

Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.