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2005 PNC/MLA Annual Conference
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2005 PNC/MLA Annual Conference
Medical Libraries: Core of Discovery

Panel Presentation

Panel Presentation: Show Me the Money: How to Get Your Project Funded

Monday, October 17, 2005, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Finding Possible Funding Sources
Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator, Oregon State Library, Salem OR

Where can you find possible funders for your project? We'll cover search tool's ins and outs and tips from the grantor side of the table on how to approach funders before writing the grant.

Ann Reed has worked with the Oregon State Library's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council since 2001. The LSTA Council discusses grant proposals and makes recommendations on approximately 14-17 grants each year totaling around $950,000. LSTA grants may be made to any legally-established public library, academic library, special library, school library, library cooperative or consortium or to any organization with tax exempt, non-profit status willing to serve as fiscal agent for a project to benefit one or more libraries. Prior to work with the council, she worked for small private college and collaborated on writing various foundation and federal grants.

How to Write a Grant and Get It Funded: Lessons Learned
Joan S. Ash, Ph.D., M.L.S., M.B.A., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR

This presentation will cover the reviewer perspective on 1) supplying evidence that project management for both writing the proposal and for planning the project is solid, 2) the importance of involving the right people, and 3) writing tips for a fundable proposal.

Joan Ash is Associate Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR. She holds masters degrees in library science (Columbia University), health science (California State University, Northridge), and business administration (Portland State University). Her doctorate is in Systems Science: Business Administration from Portland State. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association and an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. She has served on NLM?s Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee which reviews grant proposals and regularly serves on special emphasis review panels for NLM and the National Center for Research Resources of NIH. She has authored numerous funded proposals for library and research grants and is Principal Investigator on her second large NLM research grant.

Keep Your eye on the Prize: Tips on Evaluation Plans in Funding Proposals
Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), Seattle WA

What do funders and other stakeholders want from evaluations of proposed projects? Perspectives will be shared about ways to approach evaluation requirements in funding applications.

Cathy Burroughs is Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR). Until very recently, she was also Assistant Director of the NNLM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. She is first author on a publication co-developed with the National Library of Medicine, titled Measuring the Difference: guide to planning and evaluating health information outreach.

The Life Cycle of a Grant
Kathy Martin, Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR

You're still flush with victory. You got the grant! But now what? How do you carry forth with the grand plan? Kathy will discuss pitfalls, woes, unplanned changes, and triumphs in managing a grant or award.

Kathy Martin manages the medical and consumer health libraries at Willamette Falls Hospital in Oregon City. Since her hospital is one of the few remaining independent hospitals in the Portland area, she must find outside funding to market the library and keep it technologically up-to-date.

Last updated September 15, 2005.