|Working with the Public Per Capita
READ the ISL FAQ – you cannot simply attach a whole
narrative in WORD, leaving the space underneath the item blank. The
narratives must fill the spaces in #16-#20 and IF you
run out of room, then you can attach additional text.
DO NOT HANDWRITE OR USE PENCIL ON THIS APPLICATION
Low Tech Alternatives: Print out the form with some
of the shorter data fields filled in such as (#1-#15 and #21-#24) and
the city and library name on the right-hand side of the page (it does
type vertically) then use a typewriter to fill in the narratives
(#16-#20). Some librarians have even photocopied a narrative in WORD
into that space. This can sometimes get messy but do what you must.
NOTE: You do NOT have to attach a Green Plan to this
NOTE: #18 wording has changed slightly from what
your library may have been working with for the last 10 months.
NOTE: RPLS has TWO copies of the correct edition of
Serving Our Public (2.0) in our professional collection for you to
borrow. Please use them.
IMPORTANT: Every browser is displaying the form
differently and your machine may not cooperate with the ideal situation
portrayed in the ISL FAQ about typing in data and saving the file
locally. The form was developed with the assumption of uniformity across
libraries. The method below should work regardless of your machine’s
- You must have Adobe Reader: Adobe Acrobat 8.1.3 or later is
recommended to complete the form. You may download the latest version
Acrobat Reader free at
- 2. Go to the
ISL webpage with information about the grant and all the links.
Near the bottom of the page, hover your mouse over FY2011
Public Library Per Capita And Equalization Grant Application
, right click your mouse, and a menu will appear with one choice being
“Save Target as….” Select "Save Target as."
Save the file anywhere on your computer where you know where to find
it. My Desktop is an obvious and easy to find place the file every
time you want to reopen it. The name that ISL gave the file is IDA179
and it is a .pdf file.
- Now go back and open the file. But make sure you open the file in
Adobe Acrobat. You may have other programs on your
computer that will open pdf files, so be sure to open the file with
Adobe Acrobat. Here’s how:
Find the file wherever you saved it on your computer, right click on
it, choose from the menu “Open with…” and be sure to select “Adobe”
(whatever version you have). Once the file is open, test to see if it
is saving your data by entering a couple words of text and save the
file using “Save as….” And give the file a different name than IDA179.
When you reopen the new file the text should still be there.
If you have any questions, please contact RPLS and one of us will