Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) and the Library Book Selection Service (LBSS) Endowment Fund invite school and small public library directors to a free grant-writing workshop.
Members of the review committee for the LBSS Endowment Grant for the Illinois Reader's Choice Program will guide participants through the LBSS grant drafting and application process; participants will learn grant-writing best practices, as well as the characteristics of a winning LBSS grant application. Participants will complete a draft LBSS grant application before lunch!
In the afternoon, Leah Gregory, Membership Coordinator Schools Liaison at Illinois Heartland Library System, will guide participants through the application process for the School District Library Grant and share additional grant opportunities for public and school libraries.
By the end of the day, participants will have:
- completed a draft LBSS grant application in one day
- received one-on-one grant-writing assistance
- learned about other grants for public and school libraries
- earned four Professional Development Hours for school librarians
9:30-10:00 Coffee & light refreshments
10:00-12:00 LBSS Reader's Choice Grant application training
1:00-3:00 Grants information presentation and School District Library Grant and Per Capita Grant training
Join us for attendance prizes, light morning refreshments, and lunch, all provided. Attendees also receive free registration in the Readers Choice Awards Program! Program details are subject to change.
Laptops are required for this workshop. Please bring your own laptop.
Eligibility: Registration is limited to individuals who have never written a winning LBSS Reader's Choice Grant application (regardless of whether or not your library has previously received LBSS grant funding). Preference is given to library staff at school libraries and small public libraries.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact Leah Gregory for clarification.
Session Capacity: The workshop is limited to 30 participants. After registrations are filled, participants can register for the waitlist.
Registration deadline: Monday, Aug. 5, 2022. When you register, please note any dietary restrictions and accommodations needed.
Cancellation deadline: Monday, Aug. 5, 2022. Registration can be transferred.