Administration & Leadership

Library Budgets & Funding

Website iconBudget Presentation
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/advocacyuniversity/budgetpresentation
ALA website dedicated to library budget preparation.


Website iconLibrary Budgets and Funding
Website: American Library Association
http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php?title=Library_Budgets_and_Funding
Overview of library budgets, advocacy resources, and budget resources, provided by ALA.


PDF iconBudget Planning for the Public Library Director, 2013
PDF: West Virginia Library Commission
http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov/services/libraries/Documents/
Budget%20Planning%20for%20the%20Public%20Library%20Director.pdf

PDF of presentation sponsored by the West Virginia Library Commision on budget planning for public libraries.


Boards of Trustees

Website iconTrustee Information
Website: Library of Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-18668_69405_18689---,00.html
Library of Michigan information page for public library trustees.


PDF iconMichigan Public Library Trustee Manual
PDF: Library of Michigan
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/libraryofmichigan/lm_2004_trusteemanual_451609_7.pdf
PDF of 2004 edition of the Michigan Public Library Trustee Manual.


Website iconThe New Voice for America’s Libraries
Website: United for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/about
American Library Association’s United for Libraries: Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.


Website iconTrustee Academy
Website: United for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/trustees/trustee_academy
American Library Association's United for Libraries Trustee Academy.


Friends of the Library & Library Foundations

Website iconUnited for Libraries
Website: United for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/
Formerly the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, this website provides links to a variety of information for everyone interested in advocacy, friends and foundations.


PDF iconLibraries Need Friends: A Toolkit to Create Friends Groups or to Revitalize the One You Have
PDF: United for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/sites/ala.org.united/files/content/friends/orgtools/libraries-need-friends.pdf
This 20-page toolkit by Sally Gardener Reed provides information about why to start a group, how to start a group, and additional resources.


Website iconPromotion and Celebration Ideas for Friends Groups
Website: United for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek/friends
Full of ideas for celebrations from libraries around the country as well a link to a press release outline.


Website iconUnited for Libraries Resources for Library Foundations
Website: United for Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/foundations
See the links in the left navigation under “Foundations” which provide a variety of resources and access to an electronic forum.


Website iconBecome a Library Friend
Website: ilovelibraries
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/get-involved/become-library-friend
This article provides information for starting and continuing a Friends group, advertising, planning events and staying active.


Article iconWorking Relationship with Friends of the Library
Article: Idaho Commission for Libraries
http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/working-relationship-friends-library
This article contains a description of how Friends groups and libraries should work together and links to additional resources.