Budgets & Funding

Calculator and checkbook

The budget is the backbone of library operations, pulling together short-, medium-, and long-range goals, all of which help to fulfill the organization's vision and mission. This section is dedicated to helping you find funding resources and work to secure a stable and sufficient budget, including how to work with local officials and make a clear case for funding needs.

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Small Libraries, Big Community

 News / Last Modified: 12 January 2017

With travel costs high and libraries busier than ever, library staff are using online technologies to connect and learn. Over 300 librarians attended the Februrary 28, 2013, free one-day online conference, Big Talk From Small Libraries, aimed at libr...

Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 05 January 2017

This webinar introduces libraries to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, which helps identify funding opportunities for libraries at national, state, and local levels.

Winning Library Grants

 Webinar / Last Modified: 30 December 2016

Archive and associated resources for May 4, 2011 webinar with Stephanie Gerding on process and resources for winning library grants.

Signature Events for Small Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 13 December 2016

A webinar exploring signature fundraising events that help libraries raise funds and create friends.