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H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grants

Award to a USA or Canada Library Organization in
Recognition of a Strong Staff Development Program

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Library Association (ALA)

Deadline Date:

02/01/18

Description:

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Award of $3,500 to a USA or Canada library that demonstrates the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. For the purposes of these grants, a library organization is defined as any of the following:

- Individual library;
- Library system;
- Group of cooperating libraries;
- State governmental agency; or
- Local, state, or regional association.

Staff development is defined as: "a program of learning activities that is developed by the library organization and develops the on-the-job staff capability and improves the abilities of personnel to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the library organization."

The criteria for selection of a grant winner include:

- Clearly defined documentation of the need in relation to staff development and the organizational goals and objectives;
- A well-defined program that addresses the needs;
- Evidence that the proposal is part of the organization's ongoing staff development program;
- The commitment and demonstrated ability to implement the program;
- The evaluation methodology that includes assessing the program's impact on the library and that is appropriate to the outlined program; and
- How well the proposal follows the application instructions.

Proposals are judged for:

- Clear statement of organization goals and objective.
- Clear statement of the link between library objectives and project objectives.
- Identifying the audience for the program and developing a program directed at that audience.
- Documenting the need for the program (is the need well-defined and important?)
- The quality of the design of the program.
- The clearness of the action plan and calendar, and the likelihood of the completion of the program in the stated timeframe.
- Whether the needed resources are available (including staff) to make the program a success.
- Whether the budget is adequate and reasonable for the program.
- Whether appropriate evaluation methods are being used.
- Additional areas that may be considered: the importance of the problem addressed; the seriousness of the proposal to the library's needs; whether the program will improve delivery of services to user.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160079

Estimated Size of Grant:

The H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant is an annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

USA and Canadian libraries may apply.

A library organization is defined as:

- Individual library
- Library system
- Group of cooperating libraries
- State governmental agency
- Local, state, or regional association

Staff development is defined as: "a program of learning activities that is developed by the library organization and develops the on-the-job staff capability and improves the abilities of personnel to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the library organization."

Pre-Application Information:

Please complete the online application, including all supporting documentation as attachments. (see link in Contact Information section below).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://www.ala.org/tools/hw-wilson-library-staff-development-grant-application

Cheryl Malden, Program Officer

Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
Email: cmalden@ala.org

American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon