Volume 20, Number 5 May 2000
Winning money: a team approach to grant writing
by Emma Bradford Perry
Focuses on a method for obtaining grants devised by the dean of
libraries at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. Relates that
since the library had not budgeted any money for technology, some
creative financing ideas had to be developed. Says that a grant
writing team was put together to be responsible for identifying
grant sources, writing grant proposals, putting the proposals
together, obtaining appropriate university signatures, and meeting
the proposal deadlines. States that the team, which consists of four
or five library faculty and staff members, is appointed for an
academic year. Adds that the team does the background research for
each proposal and actually writes the first draft of the grant.
Explains how the plan works, and notes that the team approach to
grant writing has been successful in securing funds over the last
Includes one photo, one sidebar, and a list of references.
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