Bibliography of additional resources


Brown, Barbara J. Programming for Librarians: A How-to-Do-It Manual. Neal-Schuman, 1992.

Humes, Barbara A., Alsion Reeve, and Maria Stevens. Public Libraries and Community-based Education: Making the Connection for Lifelong Learning. Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 1996.

Lear, Brett W. Adult Programs in the Library. American Library Association, 2002.

Ranier, Raymond. Programming for Adults: A Guide for Small- and Medium-sized Libraries. Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Robertson, Deborah A. Cultural Programming for Libraries. American Library Association, 2005.

Rubin, Rhea Joyce. Humanities Programming: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Neal-Schuman, 1997.

RUS-SUPS Services to Adults Committee. Adult Programming: A Manual for Libraries. Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association, 1997.


Visit the ALA website for a library funding fact sheet:

Dolnick, Sandy, ed. Friends of Libraries Sourcebook. American Library Association, 1996.

Dowlin, Ken. Getting the Money: How to Succeed in Fundraising for Public and Nonprofit Libraries. Libraries Unlimited Inc., 2008.

Herring, Mark Y. Raising Funds with Friends Groups: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Neal-Schuman, 2004.

Landau, Herbert B. The Small Public Library Survival Guide: Thriving on Less. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Reed, Sally Gardner, Beth Nawalinski, and Alexander Peterson. 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends. Neal-Schuman, 2004.

Reed, Sally Gardner, and Beth Nawalinski. Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends. Neal-Schuman, 2008.

Reed, Sally Gardner, and Beth Nawalinski. Getting Grants in your Community. Friends of Libraries U.S.A., 2005.

Still, Julie M. The Accidental Fundraiser. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2007.

Swan, James. Fundraising for Libraries: 25 Proven Ways to Get More Money for Your Library. Neal-Schuman, 2002.


Graham, Lisa. Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2001.

Lupton, Ellen. Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students. Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

Williams, Robin. Non-Designer’s Design and Type Book: Deluxe Edition. Peachpit Press, 2007.