Saying Goodbye to the Electronic Resources Fund

This presentation introduces new concepts and a new way of thinking about the library budget as more than just a way of spending funds, but also as a tool for planning and reporting, for both management and selectors. It will give attendees ideas about restructuring their own library budgets in ways that will facilitate more accurate tracking of increases in ongoing expenses, annual reporting for associations’ statistics, as well as better control over budget expenditure throughout the year.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will get ideas for restructuring library budgets in ways that will facilitate more accurate tracking of increases in ongoing expenses, annual reporting for associations’ statistics, as well as better control over budget expenditure throughout the year.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who deals with planning, allocating, and expending library budgets can benefit from this webinar.

Course Level & Prerequisites

No prerequisites required. The session is open to anyone with budgeting responsibilities and can be useful for anyone involved in collection development.

Presenter

Maria Savova is collection management and digital integration librarian, Claremont Colleges Library. Maria is responsible for the library's materials budget, as well as number of projects related to collection management and analysis. Her research interests include also discovery tools, e-books, electronic formats and DRM, as well as use of mobile technology in libraries for promoting collections and enhancing information literacy instruction.

Date & Times

Available 24/7. Originally presented Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Session lasts about one hour.

 

Credits

none

Fee

Free.

Technical Requirements

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Contact

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.