Wednesday, September 26, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm (ET)
The first webinar will introduce funding prospect research for specific types of law library projects, and will feature of discussion of the best types of programs to match with foundation and governmental funders.
Participants will follow along sample searches for typical projects (e.g., digitization, preservation, outreach, public programming) and will learn how to use the most efficient terms to search Foundation Directory Online, Grants.gov, and agency websites for the best fit. In addition, Foundation Center tour participants through Visualizing Funding for Libraries, a free comprehensive database of library funding that provides information on grants awarded to or in support of libraries by U.S. foundations. With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the data visualization tool is designed to help librarians and library administrators find grants to fill gaps created by government budget cuts, diversify their funding sources, and/or expand their programming. Library advocates, foundations, and nonprofits also can use the tool to better understand the library funding landscape.