Budgets & Funding

  • 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...

  • Advocate or Die

    “Advocate or die.” These words were typed into chat by a participant during our recent webinar, Energize Your Base: Tips & tools to raise awareness and build support ...

  • 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’...

  • Change your thinking, change your funding

    Dr. Gail K. Dickinson and Dr. Sue C. Kimmel propose innovative approaches to applying for grant funding in their webinar, Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children.