Re: Audiovisual Grants

Donald Chauncey (
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 10:52:18 -0700 (PDT)

You're right that there is not much out there. Our main luck was in going through the State Library's LSCA program to build in av materials in grants for special projects or special services, such as AIDS Centers, open and closed captioned collections for the hearing impaired, etc. You will be competing with other public libraries in your state, and, in some instances, with priorities within your own organization, but, once the director sets priorities, you could add a materials component to the scope of some of the grant requests. Several years ago, the Carnegie Foundation had a magnificent program that we used to add foreign language videos as well as books. But that was a one-time project.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Stuckwish, Chris" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 10:32:53 -0700 (PDT)

>I have been charged with the responsibility of writing grant proposals for
>acquiring av materials for our library. So far I have found very little and
>much of that doesn't apply to us (we are a public library serving 500,000).
>I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has info on companies,
>organizations, websites, etc. that might prove fruitful in what appears to
>be a specialized area. Also, if you or anyone in your organization has been
>successful in pursuing av grants and would be willing to share info and
>experience I'd be most grateful.
>Pre-thanks to all.
>Chris Stuckwish
>AV Section Head
>Jefferson Parish Library

Donald Chauncey, Branch Administrator
Miami-Dade Public Library System
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Miami, FL  33130
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