Administration & Leadership

Library Budgets & Funding

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

Website iconLibrary Budgets and Funding
Website: American Library Association
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

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,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
PDF of 2004 edition of the Michigan Public Library Trustee Manual.

Website iconThe 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.

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

Friends of the Library & Library Foundations

Website iconUnited 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.

PDF iconLibraries 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.

Website iconPromotion 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.

Website iconUnited 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.

Website iconBecome a Library Friend
Website: ilovelibraries
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
This article contains a description of how Friends groups and libraries should work together and links to additional resources.