Budgets & Funding

Talking to Power

Last Modified: 23 May 2012
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These notes from a presentation to the California Library Assocation provide a concise checklist of things to keep in mind as you prepare for and make your case to your community's leaders.

A Grand Tour of Alternative Funding

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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Libraries are looking beyond tax dollars for their support...here's a compendium of creative funding solutions.

Barbarians at the Gates of the Library

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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This excerpt is part of a fascinating study of the role of the library in the context of American commercial society. The full text is available at www.blackcrow.us.

Beyond the Book Sale

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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The director of the Avalon Public Library (Pittsburgh, PA) discusses a variety of fundraising options.

Budget Presentation Example

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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An example of how libraries can present their strategic plan and budget details.

Budget Presentation Template

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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The State Library of Iowa developed a great set of tools called Telling the Library Story. This budget presentation template can get you on your way to creating a great presentation and advocating for your library.

Building Partnerships Success Stories

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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WebJunction members and their libraries engage in a wide range of successful partnerships. Here are some of the success stories from the field.

Cozard Memorial Library: Trust-Busting

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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How a small-town library in South Dakota broadened its base of support beyond its original benefactor.