Today, Salem Press launched The Library Grants Center, a free, online directory of grants for libraries.Â Â Developed and Edited by Mirela Roncevic for Salem Press, the grants tool empowers librarians to locate library grant funding sources on the national, state, regional and local levels (US sources).Â The center is free, requires no login or authentication, and will be updated on a regular basis.Â It also contains a how-to area with a tutorial, FAQ, and lists of resources.
According to the Salem press release, the web site focuses on grants available to all types of libraries and from a range of sourcesâ€”public and privateâ€” including professional organizations, large corporations, and family foundations. â€œEveryone’s aware of the financial pressures on libraries. They are enormous and growing,â€ said Peter Tobey, Salem Pressâ€™s Director of Sales & Marketing. â€œSo we were motivated to try to relieve some of that pressure by developing self-help tools for librarians. The Library Grant Center is that tool.â€
The Library Grants Center consists of three distinct sections:
National Library Grants features a sophisticated search tool that lets grant seekers perform simple keyword searches or narrow their search options. A range of browsing options is also provided, including browsing by grant category, purpose, and deadline.
State Library Grants is a state-by-state guide that points librarians to grant information specific to their state and to the foundations in their area that support libraries.
IGI Publishing launched the inaugural issue of the Advances in Library Information Science (ALIS) Newsletter today. Â The newsletter provides a value-added tool that gives a pre-publication, no-strings-attached glimpse into the library and information science content. Â The Editor-in-Chief for the IGI ALIS series is Mirela Roncevic, formerly with Library Journal.
In the first newsletter, the forthcoming title edited by Sue Polanka, E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts, is highlighted offering eight essays. Â The full book, to be released in the fall of 2011, boasts over 20 unique chapters on the issues and concepts surrounding reference content, written by Â thirty-one contributors representing academic, public, and school libraries, publishers, library school professors, and other information industry professionals.
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