This six-hour workshop focuses on preparing for and writing grants, especially for digitization and/or preservation projects. Since most digitization and preservation grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), this session is based upon those particular granting entities' requirements. Developing proposals for state, local and foundation funding sources will also be addressed.
The workshop includes matching your institution's project with the appropriate funding agency and preparing to write a proposal. The majority of the class is spent covering the elements of a grant proposal and developing those elements. Discussion of the grant review process and a grant review exercise will also be covered.
The ability to properly choose and prepare a grant proposal including evaluating appropriate funding sources, project preparation, and hands-on practice in reviewing a proposal.
Instructor: Tom Clareson
Thomas F. R. Clareson has 20 years experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. Tom holds an MLS from Kent State University, an MA from Ohio State University, and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. Formerly a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation, the national institute for preservation and conservation advocacy. Throughout his career, Clareson has consulted and worked with all types and sizes of academic and public libraries, archives, museums, and various other cultural heritage institutions. He has successfully conducted over 200 site surveys covering preservation, digitization, and special collections-related issues.