Introduction to Grant Proposals and Preparing for Institutional Emergencies Workshops Being Offered in August


Posted by OMA on 06/01/2017

Two Great Workshop Being Offered in August - Introduction to Grant Proposals and Preparing for Institutional Emergencies

Registration Information
Same workshop will be repeated twice, to provide easier access for travel.  The instructor for all workshops will be Gina Minks.

August 14, Ponca City - Introduction to Grant Proposals and August 15, Ponca City - Preparing for Institutional Emergencies
August 17, Ardmore - Introduction to Grant Proposals and August 18, Ardmore - Preparing for Institutional Emergencies

All registrations will be considered for a scholarship. If a scholarship is not awarded, an invoice will be sent for $75 for each workshop registered. Register online for any of the workshops here. Only one registration per online form. To register for additional workshops, please start a new form. Deadline to register is August 7.

Workshop Descriptions
Introduction to Grant Proposals
This a full-day class for those professionals who have no previous grant writing experience.  By the end of the course, the student should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the differences between federal and private funding.
  • List the main information often required by funding agencies.
  • Define basic grant proposal terms including cost-share, eligible expenses, direct and indirect costs, narrative, and others.
  • Identify at least five resources to assist them with writing grant proposals.

In class activities will reinforce these objectives and students will receive a bibliography of resources to use when they return to their organization.  There will be time for students to discuss specific ideas they have for grant funded projects.

Offered August 14 in Ponca City - Introduction to Grant Proposals, Register here
Offered August 17 in Ardmore - Introduction to Grant Proposals, Register here

Preparing for Institutional Emergencies
This is a full-day class for those professionals who have responsibility for creating an emergency or disaster plan for their institution.  This is an introductory course and by the end of the course, students should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Identify risks associated with their institution.
  • List basic emergency supplies that they should have at their institution
  • Develop a list of community resources
  • Describe what actions they should take before, during and after an emergency.

In class activities will include the creation of a basic emergency plan.  A bibliography of resources will also be given to students.  There will be time for students to discuss risks to their own institutions and ways to mitigate those risks.





Offered August 15 in Ponca City - Preparing for Institutional Emergencies, Register here
Offered August 18 in Ardmore - Preparing for Institutional Emergencies, Register here

Program Supporters
Program and scholarships are supported in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Oklahoma Museums Association.

Instructor Bio
Gina Minks is the Principal of her own consulting firm, Gina Minks Consulting, LLC.  Founded in 2014, Gina Minks Consulting provides training, consulting, and project management for all types of collection holding organizations including libraries, museums, archives and records centers. She has presented on a variety of issues including digitization, metadata, grant writing, preservation, and non-profit management topics.  Gina is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas where she teaches project management and digital curation and preservation classes.

Prior to starting her own company, Minks served as the Imaging and Preservation Service Manager for Amigos Library Services in Dallas, TX where she directed preservation and digital imaging training, consulting, and disaster assistance programs offered to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.  Before Amigos, she worked at the University of Tulsa and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on digitization, EAD, and other metadata projects.

Gina also served as one of six national mentors for the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) project, managed by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and funded by FEMA, which dealt with emergency planning for digital and physical essential records.  Active in professional organizations, Gina is a board member of the Society of American Archivists Foundation and is a member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section Executive Committee. Gina lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and four cats.