We are delighted to congratulate the Westbank Library on winning the American Library Association’s most prestigious award, the 2010 John Cotton Dana Award for public relations. The ALA has given the Library this much-deserved recognition for their three year effort to build, and fund, a new library while keeping to their mission: One Library; Two Locations. Director Beth Fox and Trustee Lyle Thormann were on-site to receive the JCD Award at the American Library Association Conference in Washington DC on Sunday, June 27th. They were honored at a cocktail reception and are bringing home a plaque for all the library supporters! Check out their entry.
Doing research on wikipedia can raise a lot of questions about validity of information. To address these and other concerns, the wiki folks have recently posted this FAQ for libraries and librarians. The FAQ answers a range of questions, from ‘what is wikipedia?’ to ‘how can I be a wikipedia editor.’
Need funding? All of us wish there was a 1-stop shop for library grants, but, alas, there’s not. Instead, there are these – and other – web resources to help you through the grant seeking process. Happy hunting.
Library Grants – Blog from authors of Library Grants
From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America– report data to support your grant efforts
Public Library Association Blog – keep up with public library grant news
Grants Page – CTLS website
Grants for Librarians – a nice list of grants our friends at Scholastic Books