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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News / Last Modified: 01 October 2018
Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities. With the h...
News / Last Modified: 11 September 2018
If you work or volunteer in a library, you may have heard about the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. If you haven’t read it, here’s the good news: compared to 2008, more voters thi...
Webinar / Last Modified: 22 August 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.
Document / Last Modified: 28 June 2018
A list of funding ideas and resources collected from the Rural Library Sustainability workshops, training institutes, and from other discussion areas on WebJunction.
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.