Margaret Edwards Collection Development Grant
  • Margaret Edwards Collection Development Grant

    This grant awards $5,000 for a library to use towards improving or expanding its teen collection. Funds may be used for print, non-print and/or digital materials. All personal YALSA members who represent a public library or school library are eligible to apply. Up to four grants will be awarded in 2014.

    All applicants must be current personal members of ALA/YALSA at the time the application is submitted.

    Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2014. Each essay portion of the application below allows for up to 350 words.
  • Criteria

    Each application will be judged on the basis of:
    1. The degree of the library's need for collection development funding.
    2. The effectiveness of the community assessment done to determine teen needs.
    3. The strength of the plan to enhance the collection.
    4. The impact this grant will bring to the teens in the library's community, especially disadvantaged youth.
    5. The degree to which the plan supports the principles in The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action report.

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  • Description Statement

    Please respond to the below statements. PLEASE NOTE there is a 350 word limit for each of your answers. If you go over that word limit, your grant application will not submit!