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
Funding Your Technology Dreams National Science Foundation Guidebook on Evaluation -- This guide book provides information on topics including: reasons for conducting evaluations, types of evaluations, evaluation steps/process, evaluation questions and measurable objectives, quantitive and qualitative data collection, and culturally responsive evaluation. 20 OWL -Purdue University- Online Writing Lab -- This resource provides general guidelines for grant writing in general and in the scientific disciplines. AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants -- Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Alfred P. Corning Inc.
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
Teacher Tap; Grants and Grant Writing - No Child Left Behind Where can I find funding for grant projects? How do I write a grant that will get funded? What are the best sources of funding? Most schools have limited funding for technology. Hardware, software, networking, and staff development all cost money. Grant Resources Starting Points You'll never get a grant, if you don't write one. Exploring Grant Possibilities Explore some current grant opportunities using the links below: The first step is to determine whether you're interested in the program. Who has been awarded the grant in the past? Next, examine the application materials. Regardless of whether you're applying for a mini-grant or for a large-scale grant, the process is basically the same. Getting Started Explore some of the "tips articles" below for background information on grant writing. Grant writing is like the chicken and egg dilemma. Identifying the Need and Your Solution: Goal Setting Read the article "What Award Winning Proposals Have in Common". Writing a Grant Proposal
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.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education | Administrators, Faculty and Staff | Grant Opportunities for Oklahoma Higher Education | Grant Writing Resources The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided links to the following websites and hope they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of these sites or guarantee full access to them. PowerPoint Presentations Proposal Review Services and Mentoring Writing Resources External Evaluators PowerPoint Presentations NOTE: These PowerPoint presentations are available for your use without permission. Proposal Review Services and Mentoring Grant Writers Seminars & Workshops LLC., Los Olivas, Calif., Stephen Russell and David Morrison Oklahoma State University Regents Professors (no fee) (PDF, 25k) Writing Resources (external links – open in a new window) *Made public in early 2006, the index shows a county-by-county breakdown of various education, economic and social factors.
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
Grant Writer Resources Looking for a grant writer?Find one here. Our number one goal at GrantsAlert.com is to make life a little easier for those who devote their time to searching for education grants and identifying new funding opportunities for their organizations, schools, districts, consortia and state education agencies. I am a tremendous fan of your site. Check out this excellent little gem offered by George Lucas' www.Edutopia.org on how to thank our teachers. 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.