[Libs-Or] IMLS Launches Online Tutorial For Grant Applications
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The following is a text only press release from the federal Institute
Museum and Library Services. To read the HTML version please click
For more information please call the IMLS press office at 202-606-8339 or
Eileen Maxwell, emaxwell at imls.gov <mailto:emaxwell at imls.gov>
Mamie Bittner, mbittner at imls.gov <mailto:mbittner at imls.gov>
IMLS Launches Online Project Planning Tutorial
Tutorial designed to make federal competitive grant application
Washington, DC, Updated May19, 2003 - The federal Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS) has launched an online tutorial to help libraries
and museums develop project plans for its National Leadership Grant
applications. This tool is designed to make it easier to develop good,
competitive applications for federal IMLS grants. Others will also find the
tutorial useful for planning projects and IMLS welcomes all users.
"We know that applying for competitive federal grants can be daunting," said
Dr. Robert S. Martin, Director of the federal IMLS. "Our tutorial is
informative and easy to use. Visitors will find real world examples, tools,
schedules, exercises, and even reality checks to help assess their readiness
to move from one section to the next. This innovative tool exemplifies
IMLS' commitment for a more transparent, effective, and useful government."
The tutorial is divided into four sections taking the user from project
planning through implementation. It begins with a step-by-step process for
getting projects underway, including analyzing organizational needs,
identifying target audience, and formulating goals. The second section helps
to develop the components of a project plan, including activities,
evaluation approach, schedule, and resources. The third and fourth sections
offer tips for writing applications and implementing successful projects.
Throughout the tutorial the need to identify and communicate with
stakeholders is emphasized.
While this planning tool is designed for developing IMLS grant applications,
it can be used by anyone who would like to learn more about project planning
and development. Senior program officers at IMLS with years of experience
coaching applicants worked together with museum professionals and librarians
to develop this powerful learning resource.
IMLS hopes that it will be useful in many different settings, including
professional education and development, staff training, and a wide array of
project planning activities.
Visit the tutorial at http://e-services.imls.gov/project_planning
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent Federal
agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning by
supporting the nation's 15,000 museums and 122,000 libraries. The Institute
encourages partnerships to expand the educational benefit of libraries and
museums. For more information about the Institute, please log onto
www.imls.gov <http://www.imls.gov> .
Public Affairs Specialist
Institute of Museum and Library Services
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20506
emaxwell at imls.gov
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