Budgets & Funding

  • Funding Opportunities, Resources Available from National Network of Libraries of Medicine

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has a long history of working with libraries to connect the public to important health information.

    In 1976, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) began to specifically develop relationship...

  • The Small Community Advantage in Library Fundraising

    Through the WebJunction webinar, Beyond Book Sales: Practical Ideas for Raising Funds for Your Library, Sue Hall, Director of Library Strategies, reminds us that small libraries can benefit from the "small community advantage" where persona...

  • Building Rural Prosperity with the Rural Information Center

    Perhaps especially in rural communities, libraries provide key points of connection with the broader world, serving as windows on faraway places, other cultures, and diverse perspectives. But libraries can also help deepen our ties to the places we l...

  • Small Libraries, Big Community

    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...

  • Libraries Remain Vital, Do More with Less

    For those of us in the library field it's probably not surprising to hear that libraries, faced with cuts in revenue, staffing, and service hours, nonetheless saw an increase in their circulation, programming, and computer use statistics. The Institu...

  • Advocacy is not the work of a season; it is the work of a generation

    How many times have you tried to get the word out about the important work happening in your library? How many times have you tried to convince your community, politicians, and even colleagues of the value of the library? After attending Jamie LaRue’...