Other Budgeting Resources

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Association of Fundraising Professionals. FAQ: Grants and Grant Proposal Writing

Budgets & Funding from WebJunction, includes Susan McClellan's Elements of a Good Grant Proposal.

Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Tips on Applying for Grants

Flanders, Julie. "Grant writing on the Web: Resources for finding and securing funding." College and Research Libraries News Vol. 71, no. 9 (October 2010): 472-479.

Grant Proposal Writing Tips - Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Grant Writing Tips at the SchoolGrants web site

Goldberg, Beverly, “All IMLS, LSTA Funding in Jeopardy.American Libraries, Feb. 2, 2011.

Guinsler, Julie. "Building the Dream Campaign Team: A Seasoned Professional Tells How to Raise Money and Win Votes for a New Library." Library Journal, December 15, 2002.

Kaser, Dick. "On Average: How Your Library Budget Stacks Up (PDF)." Computers in Libraries Vol. 31, No. 2 (March 2011): 33-35.

Kelley, Michael "The New Normal: Annual Library Budgets Survey 2012"  January 16, 2012. Library Journals annual budget survey reveals that many public libraries are, at best, furiously treading water.

Hanshaw, Angela of ALA Public Programs Office. Grant Application Tips from Programming Librarian.

Hoffert, Barbara Book Buying Survey 2012: Book Circ Takes A Hit  Library Journal. February 14, 2012  Tight money and the rise of ebooks deflate the numbers

Hoover, Bob, “Nation’s libraries get more use, less funding.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 15, 2010.

Jacobs, Leslie, and Roger Strouse. "What is Your Budget Saying About Your Library?" Information Outlook Vol. 6, No. 6 (June 2002).

Landau, Herbert. How to write proposals that work - Winning Grants: A Game Plan. AmericanLibrariesMagazine.org

Le Coz, Emily, “Library systems are trimming costs to stay afloat.” NEMS Daily Journal, Feb. 13, 2010.

LeClerc, Paul, “[New York Public] Library Faces Harshest Budget Cut in History.” Huffington Post, Feb. 15, 2010.

Poll, R., 2004. Library Management with Cost Data, Conference Proceedings, World Library and Information Congress (PDF). World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 22-27 August 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Turow, Scott, “Let-Them-Eat-Cake-Attitude Threatens to Destroy a Network of Public Assets.The Huffington Post, Feb. 15, 2011.

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Hallam, Arlita, and Teresa R. Dalston. Managing Budgets and Finances: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2005.

Miner, Jeremy T, Lynn E. Miner, and Jerry Griffith. Collaborative Grantseeking: A Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners, and Persuading Sponsors. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood, 2011.

Staines, Gail M. Go Get That Grant!: A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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Web Resources

Academic Fundraising Web Resources, from the Michigan State University Libraries staff.

Basic Guide to Non-Profit Financial Management

Budgeting for Library Technical Services in an Electronic Age

Golrick, Michael, “Impacts of budget cuts.” Thoughts from a Library Administrator, May 12, 2010.

MacKellar, Pamela H., and Stephanie K. Gerding. Library Grants blog

Stueart, Robert D., and Barbara B. Moran. Library and Information Center Management, Seventh Edition -- Book Companion (online): Budget Case Studies. Library and information science text series. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

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