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Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
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How to Search for Grant Opportunities for
Your Library - Webinar (03/10/22)

For library personnel, it's important to know the various ways and places you can search for grant opportunities. Getting to know a potential sponsor from information that is available online contributes to decisions that your team will make about:

  • What type of expenses to ask for;
  • How much money to ask for;
  • Who to partner with;
  • How much time is reasonable to request in order to complete the project, and more.

These skills will help you and your colleagues to support the creative pursuit of grant funds as well as to assist patrons who want to learn more about grantseeking activities.


  • Knowledge of using databases for discovering appropriate grant opportunities
  • Greater understanding of how to read sponsor guidelines

Virtual Trainer: Bess de Farber

Bess de Farber serves as the University of Florida Libraries’ Grants Manager. She has provided grantsmanship instruction to hundreds of library staff, nonprofit and academic professionals, artists, and university students in the past 30 years, and has led efforts to secure millions in grant funding for nonprofits and academic libraries.

She is the author of Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016), and co-author of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits (2017). Her latest book, Creating Fundable Grant Proposals: Profiles of Innovative Partnerships, was released in July 2021. All three books are available from the NEFLIN Lending Library. De Farber holds a Master of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.


This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.