Budgets & Funding
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.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are available for free in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 18 June 2018
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.
News / Last Modified: 31 May 2018
For many public libraries in cities and towns across the country, literacy programs are a key part of their public programming. These often go beyond involvement in summer reading activities, and could include year round efforts that support readers ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 20 April 2018
A webinar presenting the results of a new study investigating voter perceptions and support for public libraries, with comparisons to similar research conducted 10 years ago.
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 March 2018
In this webinar, learn how to generate a viable list of potential funders using the dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries.
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 August 2017
This webinar showcases information and resources from the Rural Information Center made available to libraries and other organizations working to maintain the vitality of America's rural communities.
News / Last Modified: 03 August 2017
On May 20, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) hosted the fifth annual Bike the Branches event, a day-long bike ride through BPL's 60-branch system, including a race for both amateurs and professionals, self-guided tours for the more leisurely bikers, and ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 05 July 2017
This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, will explore strategies for fundraising, for libraries of any size.
News / Last Modified: 05 July 2017
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...
Document / Last Modified: 07 June 2017
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.
Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017
Examples shared by libraries in the Beyond Book Sales webinar on June 23, 2015.