Administration & Leadership

Library Budgets & Funding

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

Budgets and Financial Reporting for the New Library Director
PowerPoint: New Jersey State Library Website
Chris Carbone, South Brunswick Public Library Director, covers the budgeting process, monthly financial reports, capital budget, and audit process for new library directors. Good basic information with a New Jersey flair.

Budgets & Funding
Website: WebJunction
This site pulls together self-paced courses, webinars, and other documents to help you find funding resources and work towards securing a stable and sufficient budget for your library. The most recently added content is at the top of each section.

Boards of Trustees

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
This site is a portal to online learning courses that help trustees become proficient in their library role. Major topics include trustee competencies, working effectively with a library director, budgeting, intellectual freedom, and advocacy.

What is United for Libraries?
Website: United for Libraries
This article includes the bylaws, mission, and history of the association for library trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations division of the American Library Association.

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. It also includes a materials/services calculator to determine how much you save by using the library.

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.