State Library to Offer Fall 2011 Classes

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The State Library is pleased to announce free classes that are open to state employees, library staff, and to the public.

Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization (October 18) will help individuals locate information on grants available from private foundations and corporations using the State Library's electronic and print resources.

Getting Connected with Government Information (November 1) is designed to help citizens take advantage of state and federal legislative websites to keep up with the current sessions. It will also include a review of websites and print resources for tracking bills and regulations, contacting legislators, and searching databases of legislative materials. County and city administrative websites will also be reviewed.


Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online (November 15) will include basic and advanced search techniques for using the Foundation Center's grants database to find potential funders for your nonprofit.

Proposal Writing Basis (December 6) will focus on what needs to be included in all your grant proposals.

For a full list of State Library offerings and to register for classes, visit the list of upcoming events at our web site www.statelibrary.sc.gov.

Can't get your state agency employees to us? Let us come to you! Library Services Librarians will come to your state agency with a program to familiarize the state employees to the new online catalog, SCLENDS, and to other online resources available statewide.

State Government employees can schedule a program at your agency for staff training. Call the Information Services Desk (803-734-8026) to schedule a program.