ICYMI: “Visualizing Funding for Libraries” (New Online Research Tool)
ICYMI. Foundation Center released the following online research tool last month. It’s free to access/utilize.
From the Launch Announcement:
Visualizing Funding For Libraries [is] the most comprehensive database of library funding that has ever existed, containing grants given to u.s. libraries by u.s. foundations.
Library advocates, foundations, and nonprofits can also use it to understand the funding landscape. A search of the tool will quickly reveal:
- Local, state, and national sources of funding for public, academic, school, special collection, and government libraries
- Demographic information corresponding with library service area
- Regional funding trends
The Visualizing Funding for Libraries project is a winner of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which funds breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.
Direct to Visualizing Funding For Libraries
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.