This course is designed to familiarize the participant with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student will understand and be able to construct program, line item and capital budgets, understand the methodology involved in cost/benefit analysis, be able to read and decipher library financial and auditing documents, and work with library accounting personnel.
This course will take participants through an intensive introduction and show you how to perform community needs analysis; help you discover how to develop and align strategies with identified needs; demonstrate how you can identify and build relationships with potential community partners and local/national granting agencies that can offer support to your vision; and show you how to use fundraising as a way to engage your community with your organizational mission while building resources for continued success.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to basic marketing management and how these principles apply in a public library setting. Topics included are: understanding marketing management, internal and external audits, analyzing marketing opportunities, developing marketing strategies, shaping the marketing product and managing and delivering marketing programs.
Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership. How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration. This course will help you do just that.
This course is designed to help participants in the context of their own library building, learn how to develop and plan maintenance of their facility, determine capital needs and budgets, and plan, understand the elements and steps of, and evaluate a construction project.
This course is designed to provide students with the ability to identify social/political/economic issues that may affect the library, the populations it services, or its services. Participants will learn to develop relationships with people who can exercise influence in federal, state, or local decisions.You will also be able to understand the role of and work effectively with key constituents, the library board and library friends and/or foundation. You will gain the knowledge to work effectively with the media.