Writing and Managing IMLS Grants: Guidance from Successful Grantees


In this session, panelists Lotus Norton-Wisla, Digital and Community Outreach Archivist at Washington State University Libraries; DeLesslin "Roo" George Warren, Special Projects Coordinator at Catawba Cultural Center; Ashley Sexton, Museum Curator at Catawba Cultural Center; and Amelia Wilson, Executive Director at Huna Heritage Foundation, discuss lessons learned during writing and reporting on IMLS grant projects. Panelists share their varied experiences including: the grant writing process, describing digital projects in a proposal, adding community-centered outcomes, planning for assessment, writing grant reports, and other methods for collaborative grant writing and management. Specific grant programs covered are Native American Library Services, Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services, and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019.