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Get Started - Tutorials - Proposal Writing Short Course

Get Started - Tutorials - Proposal Writing Short Course
Introduction The subject of this short course is proposal writing. But the proposal does not stand alone. It must be part of a process of planning and of research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors. This process is grounded in the conviction that a partnership should develop between the nonprofit and the donor. This truly is an ideal partnership. You need to follow a step-by-step process in the search for private dollars. Raising funds is an investment in the future. The recommended process is not a formula to be rigidly adhered to. Related:  library management and planning

Your school library budget This guide provides advice on what to include in your library budget, and on planning and tracking the expenditure. Contents Responsibility for your budgetDeciding on a budgeting methodLibrary budget contentBudget allocationBudget management and reviewAdditional sources of fundingBudget Proposal template Responsibility for your budget Responsibility for managing your library budget depends on the composition of your library team. It's important to include the budget processes followed in your library, in the following documents: All school budgets are GST-exclusive. Deciding on a budgeting method The two approaches most commonly used by schools are ‘needs-based’ and ‘lump sum’ budget allocation. Needs-based budget We recommend needs-based budgeting. Once you have assessed your collection and gathered information about your community you'll be able to prioritise and collate your needs into a collection requirements plan. Lump sum allocation Library budget content Budget allocation

Writer’s Guidelines Writer’s Guidelines for Simply Family Magazine Thank you for your interest in Simply Family Magazine, if you have any questions about any of the information below, please Simply Family Magazine PO Box 21587 Billings, MT 59102 (406) 671-5615 Simply Family Magazine is a popular, monthly family lifestyle magazine designed to be a free resource for parents and families in Billings, Montana and the surrounding areas. Readership Readership is largely composed of families with children ages newborn through beginning college. Editorial Focus Articles submitted should address current parenting issues with Billings tie-ins whenever possible. Publishing Specifics We reserve the r ight to edit for clarity length and style. We buy first rights or reprint rights. Please email all article submissions in Microsoft Word attachments or cut and paste into an email to Payment Payment is made upon publication.

The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home Think you don’t? Yes you do! Teacher-librarians can and do make a difference. There is a considerable body of documented evidence that proves that schools having a good school library and program have a positive impact on student achievement. Although the data is mounting globally it is also clear that school administrators need to have evidence at the local school level when planning for school improvement and making tough financial decisions. Evidence-Based Practice is not complicated. Some Benefits of Evidence-Based Practice: Improving and demonstrating student achievement Becoming learning central Empowering the learner and the professional Highlighting the school library’s role in school improvement Providing accountability: funding, staffing, scheduling Planning more effectively Increasing your job satisfaction Reflecting on your practice Moving beyond advocacy

Submission | Congruent Spaces Westerns. For a limited time Congruent Spaces Magazine is now accepting Western Literature to see how it does. If we get enough submissions, we’ll make it permanent. Standard rules apply. Congruent Spaces Magazine is currently seeking original and unique Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror and Literary/Mainstream Short Fiction (up to 2,500 words) and Poetry (any style, up to 120 lines). All works must be your own creations. See Themes and Contests for special submissions and requirements. To submit your work for consideration in Congruent Spaces Magazine, you must register in our Writer’s Lair. Be sure to accurately edit your work before submitting it, as you will not have the opportunity to edit it once it has been submitted.Be sure to format your work as you would have it appear to readers. For detailed instructions, visit Submission Instructions in our Writer’s Forum. Removal From Consideration *Note: Works already accepted for publication will not be removed from the website.

Marketing for Libraries In this section, we'll examine the design of communications and explore the stories that bring library products alive. Key Questions Each of the following questions will be addressed on this page. For quick access, click on the question of interest. What's the message? Each library and service has a story to tell. The photo below is courtesy of the Utah State Library (Flickr). Example: The Lafayette College Library was looking for a way to increase use of their Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) service. According to Rebecca Metzger, "PRA cards get the faces of reference librarians out to students in a comedic format that shakes up the stereotype of librarians as stodgy and serious, hopefully making us more approachable. Each semester all students are mailed the current postcards that feature reference librarians superimposed on movie or TV skills that reflect pop culture (an example is shown blow). Accessibility - Can people easily navigate the library building and website? Timely.

Talcott Notch Literary Services - Query Letters Query letters should be one to two pages long and can be accompanied by the first ten pages of your manuscript. We strongly prefer email queries and can reply faster to email. Email queries should be addressed to the specific agent you are interested in considering your work. Please view our AGENTS page link to read our agents' bios. We receive a very large volume of queries and cannot always reply as quickly as we would want. What should an ideal query include? Fiction Your fiction query should include your genre, such as mystery, science fiction or mainstream, whether the project is for adults or for children, and the length of the complete project in number of words (for example, 86,000 words), not pages. Nonfiction Your nonfiction query should include your subject area, such as history, biography or business, the main concept of the book, the word count you project the book will be when completed, and your credentials to write the work. Things that Make a Query Stand Out

Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins 10. That you are a teacher who teaches not content but process. You teach children to be information literate, digitally literate, media literate, and visually literate. The skills that you teach, the dispositions that you help children to develop, the responsibilities that you foster, and the self-assessment strategies that you instill will serve children not only in school but also in life. You are, first and foremost, a teacher! 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If your administrator already knows these things, wonderful! Author: Audrey Church, Leadership Development Committee Chair and 2017-2018 AASL Past President Like this: Like Loading... Categories: Advocacy/Leadership, Blog Topics, Community, Presidential Musings

One Story - Submit Submission period: September 1st — May 31st Please read our Submission FAQ before submitting to One Story. Submission FAQ: What kind of stories is One Story looking for? One Story is seeking literary fiction. Does One Story pay money? Yes. Does One Story accept previously published material? One Story is looking for previously unpublished material. Does One Story accept simultaneous submissions? Yes, but please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere. What file types can I submit? We accept PDF, RTF, and TXT files that are less than 500KB. Will you send me comments on my story? No. Can I change the story I submitted with an updated draft? No. Do you consider translations? Yes. How do I submit to One Story? We have an automated system for you to send us your work. If you have subscribed, joined our mailing list, given One Story as a gift or submitted a story using our new system, you already have an account. When can I submit to One Story?

The Future of MLS We’ve all seen various reports and discussions around the future of libraries. From Pew (“The Future of Libraries: 7 Questions Librarians Need to Answer”) and the Aspen Institute (“Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Pub­lic Libraries”) to forums (ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries) to articles (Slate’s “What Will Become of the Library?”), and our own white paper (“Re-Envisioning the MLS”), there is no shortage of data or discussion on the topic. State and local government workforces have faced significant reductions since 2009. Given these challenges, there is need to engage in a parallel discussion regarding the future of librarians. To seed this discussion, the iSchool at the University of Maryland launched its three-year Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Our first year is focused on engagement, with years two and three focused on redesign and implementation. What have we learned to date? Adaptable. Lindsay Sarin is MLS program coordinator at University of Maryland’s iSchool.