Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding
A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL and EveryLibrary to grow skills for talking about library budgets with staff, boards, and other stakeholders in your community and to secure funding.
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Library leaders have been trained to "do more with less" for so long that it’s become a virtue. Though talking about budgets is a challenge, library staff need better funding to provide the public with needed services and expertise. If your budget is stuck, and your board, staff and stakeholders are having a hard time talking about new taxes or levies, this webinar can help. Please join us for real-world, practical, actionable advice on how to overcome local political problems, negative feelings, and unmotivated stakeholders, to move your library toward a more financially secure future.
Presented by: John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary; Lee Hallberg, Executive Director, Mancos Public Library, CO; and James Ochsner, Director of Library Services, Sutter County Library, CA
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- Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- Association for Rural & Small Libraries
- action.everylibrary.org including Training Guides
- Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy, 2017 webinar
- From Awareness to Funding, OCLC, ALA and PLA (2018)
- Libraries 2016, Pew Research Center
- From Awareness to Funding (2008), OCLC
- Aspen Institute: Rising to the Challenge and Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Libraries
22 August 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Webinar presenter John Chrastka
Webinar presenter Lee Hallberg
Webinar presenter James Ochsner
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