State Library to Offer Grantseekers Workshop July 15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anastasia Burton
June 30, 2003 (406) 444-5357
State Library Offers Grantseekers Workshop
(HELENA)---The Montana State Library announced today it will host a workshop for the grantseeking public on July 15. Erika Wittlieb, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections at the Foundation Center in New York, will be the featured presenter.
Wittlieb, a librarian, oversees the national network of over 200 resource centers. The Foundation Center is the most authoritative publisher of up-to-date information on private philanthropy in the United States. Its mission is to support and improve philanthropy and help grantseekers succeed.
Wittlieb’s workshop will include an overview of the Foundation Center and its services; a demonstration of the Foundation Center’s database, and an exploration of the Foundation Center’s website.
Suzy Holt, Client Services Supervisor at the State Library, said, “Cooperating Collections offer a continually-updated core collection of print and electronic resources with in-depth coverage of U.S. foundations, corporate grantmakers, and grant funding topics. We highly encourage anyone involved in grant seeking to attend this free workshop.”
Holt added that five Montana libraries offer Foundation Center services to the grant-seeking public: MSU-Eastern in Billings, the Bozeman Public Library, the Montana State Library in Helena, the Libby Public Library and the Mansfield Library of the University of Montana in Missoula.
The workshop will be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the DPHHS Auditorium at 111 North Sanders in Helena. Pre-registration by July 11 is required; call (406) 444-5351.