You’re never at a loss for ways you could increase your library services to better serve your students and your community. Unfortunately, you don’t always have the funds to pursue your vision, but knowing how to write a winning grant application can help. Successful grant writer and educator Mary Bangert provides six tips for writing effective grants and getting the funds you need to support your mission.
About Mary Bangert
Mary Bangert is a two-time recipient of the Bright Idea Award, given annually by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), and has been a presenter at MASL state conferences. As a high school library media specialist in a small, rural school district, she wears many hats, including yearbook advisor and robotics team administrator. She is a successful grant writer for the school, bringing in over $50,000 in cash and prizes for the 2016–17 school year alone. She received her B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
The role of the school library is expanding and it’s transforming the way students use your space and the services you provide. Learn from an award-winning library media specialist about what you need to think about when transforming your library to a learning commons model. From the services you provide to the instructional and study spaces you design, a little planning can go a long way.