Social Work Interest Group

stable funding

  • 1.  stable funding

    Posted Aug 06, 2019 02:36 PM
    We have created a trauma-Iinformed library transformation project in a municipal public library that has been very successful. It was funded through a grant, but now it needs to be institutionalized with stable funding (not living grant to grant). Can anyone share their strategy for doing this--ways you approached local government, the library board, whatever...?
    Thanks!

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    Anna Scheyett
    UGA School of Social Work
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  • 2.  RE: stable funding

    Posted Aug 23, 2019 12:47 PM
    Hi Anna,

    Are you looking for specific language or just examples of how libraries were able to continue their Social Worker programs after the end of a grant?

    Thanks!

    Kathleen Hughes, PLA

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    Kathleen Hughes
    Manager of Publications/Editor "Public Libraries"
    American Library Association
    Public Library Association
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  • 3.  RE: stable funding

    Posted Aug 24, 2019 09:22 AM
    You may want to talk with the social workers at Denver Public Library to learn how they approached this problem--and succeeded there.




  • 4.  RE: stable funding

    Posted Aug 26, 2019 02:42 PM
    Hello all,

    I was hoping to hear from someone with better experience than what we've done at Denver PL, however feel free to reach out to me directly!

    Thanks,
    Elissa

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    Elissa Hardy, LCSW
    Community Resource Manager
    Denver Public Library
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  • 5.  RE: stable funding

    Posted Aug 26, 2019 03:06 PM

    Oh, Elissa, don't sell yourself short!  I even know someone who used to work in your system, and your accomplishments inspire us.