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 six years. Includes one photo, one sidebar, and a list of references.
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