Monday, November 17, 2008

Act now...

This is off-topic. It has little to do with Information Science, but it has a lot to do with getting things moving in the school. Here is an article that is worth reading (in my humble opinion) to reduce process inefficiencies and getting to action. It starts with a quote from DaVinci: "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bless you Prashant --

Key word is action. Here is one opportunity and call for Leadership that would benefit graduate students.

November 14, 2008

2009 National Leadership Grant Guidelines Now Available

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2009

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications for the agency’s 2009 National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. Applications, guidelines, and examples of successful proposals can be found on the agency’s Web site. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2009.
For the past 11 years, the National Leadership Grants program has been the capstone program for IMLS, providing the agency’s highest level of support for innovative projects that provide important research, tools, and models for library and museum programs across the country.
Museums and libraries interested in submitting NLG proposals to IMLS can apply to one of two funding categories: Projects or Planning Grants. Each of these categories comprises four project types: Advancing Digital Resources, Library and Museum Collaboration, Research Projects, and Demonstration Projects.
IMLS encourages the use of an approach called outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) when it is appropriate for the type of project to be conducted. Any project that identifies learning or education for any audience among its goals should plan to measure representative outcomes for that aspect of its work. Information about evaluation is available on the IMLS Web site here or on request from IMLS.

FY 2009 Deadline:
February 1, 2009

Grant Amount:
$50,000–$1,000,000; up to $40,000 for planning grants

Grant Period:
Up to three years

1:1 for requests over $250,000, except research projects. Cost sharing of at least one-third is encouraged for requests under $250,000 and for research projects. Demonstration projects are subject to nonresearch matching provisions.