Administration & Leadership

Library Budgets & Funding

Budget Planning for the Public Library Director, 2013
PDF: West Virginia Library Commission

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

Budget Presentation
Website: American Library Association
ALA website dedicated to library budget preparation.

Library Budgets and Funding
Website: American Library Association
Overview of library budgets, advocacy resources, and budget resources, provided by ALA.

Boards of Trustees

The New Voice for America’s Libraries
Website: United for Libraries
American Library Association’s United for Libraries: Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.

State Resources for Trustees
Website: United for Libraries
Arranged by state and includes links to their state library association, state library or commission, and trustee handbook and toolkits (if available).

Trustee Academy
Website: United for Libraries
American Library Association's United for Libraries Trustee Academy.

Friends of the Library & Library Foundations

Become a Library Friend
Website: ilovelibraries
This article provides information for starting and continuing a Friends group, advertising, planning events and staying active.

Libraries Need Friends: A Toolkit to Create Friends Groups or to Revitalize the One You Have
PDF: United for Libraries
This 20-page toolkit by Sally Gardener Reed provides information about why to start a group, how to start a group, and additional resources.

Promotion and Celebration Ideas for Friends Groups
Website: United for Libraries
Full of ideas for celebrations from libraries around the country as well a link to a press release outline.

United for Libraries
Website: United for Libraries
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.

United for Libraries Resources for Library Foundations
Website: United for Libraries
See the links in the left navigation under “Foundations” which provide a variety of resources and access to an electronic forum.