Top ten budget busting ideas

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Top ten budget busting ideas

  1. 1. Budget Busting Ideas Kateri Wilson-Whalley and SLA Scotland Committee Top Ten
  2. 2. 1. Make the most of the official suppliers <ul><li>Check out your suppliers fully </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an eye for special offers or sales </li></ul><ul><li>Argue the case for best value with the finance department </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Make the most of your cash <ul><li>If you do get some petty cash make the most of it by using online suppliers. </li></ul>Red House (www.redhouse.co.uk) Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk) The Book People (www.thebookpeople.co.uk) Play (www.play.com) Bananas.co.uk (www.bananas.co.uk) <ul><li>Or you could hit the local charity shops </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Gather donations <ul><li>Ask family, friends, staff and pupils to donate books, magazines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Public libraries for ex-stock </li></ul><ul><li>Cinema, publishers or bookseller for spare promotional items </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Sell Stuff <ul><li>Sell goods or services i.e. lockers, stationary </li></ul>Idea Sites http://blog.craftzine.com www.instructables.com www.etsy.com http://planetgreen.discovery.com <ul><li>Make items to sell </li></ul>Paint Sample Notebooks Recycled Jewellery Get the pupils involved – ‘Enterprise in Education’ – there may even be some money available in school to help get started.
  6. 6. 5. Sign up to a Book Catalogue <ul><li>Credit to spend on items from the catalogue and/or free books in commission </li></ul>http://clubs-shop.scholastic.co.uk
  7. 7. 6. Use GLOW <ul><li>share an author visit or link with other schools </li></ul><ul><li>posting links, documents and similar to the site so pupils can get it for themselves at home or at school </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. Internet help <ul><li>posters </li></ul><ul><li>CPD </li></ul><ul><li>promotion (i.e.blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>teaching resources </li></ul>SLA members resources www.slainte.org.uk www.cilip.org.uk www.ala.org www.ltscotland.org.uk www.literacy trust.org.uk www.tes.co.uk www.education-world.com
  9. 9. 8. Use school resources <ul><li>Ask around </li></ul><ul><li>Make contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle stuff into activities for pupils </li></ul>http://belladia.typepad.com/crafty_crow/ http://planetgreen.discovery.com www.craftster.org Bricks wrapped in paper. Newspaper and magazine trees
  10. 10. 9. Do your own promotion and display <ul><li>Rotate Stock </li></ul><ul><li>Make own displays </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own library shelf guiding and signage </li></ul><ul><li>Use old video cases for shelf dividers </li></ul><ul><li>Use old tape cases as leaflet/ postcard holders </li></ul><ul><li>Get pupils to help! </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10. Repair Stock <ul><li>Can it be fixed? </li></ul><ul><li>Repair binding </li></ul><ul><li>Insert loose pages </li></ul>www.squidoo.com/BookRepair www.wikihow.com www.philobiblon.com http://librarypreservation.blogspot.com
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