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  • 1. CREATIVE BUDGETING AND FUNDRAISING Emily Aaronson, Darren Ilett, Snow Marlonsson, Tory Nachreiner
  • 2. Sources of Funding for Public Libraries  Variable, indirect1 • 81.4% Local Govt. • 9.6% State Govt. • 8.4% Nontax Sources • 0.5% Federal
  • 3. Sources of Funding for Academic Libraries2 • Tuition, Fees • Self-Supporting Activities • State & Local • Fundraising Govt. • Hospitals • Gifts, Endowments • Corporations • Appropriations • Federal Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sjsulibrary.jpg Image source: • Research
  • 4. Cuts in Public Library Funding3
  • 5. Doing More with Less3
  • 6. Cuts in Academic Library Funding  State funding cuts vary4 • -2.8% Midwest • -33.9% West/Mountain • -8.3% Overall
  • 7. Example: Effects of Cuts  Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library Budget5 • To be cut 11%, $4.66 million • Close library one day a week • Reduce hours during week • Cut materials budget by half Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacksonville_library.JPG
  • 8. Introduction: Creative Budgeting  Definition • Not common when budget is strong • Result of cuts • Outside established norms
  • 9. Cost-Saving Measures         Freeze Hiring6 Reduce Hours7, 8 Close Branches8 Cross-Train Employees6 Delay Renovations7 Draw on Volunteers6 Re-Negotiate Vendor Agreements6 Join Consortia6
  • 10. Creative Budgeting: Public Libraries  Technology & Budgeting • Reduce Personnel Costs4 • Help Make Informed Budget Decisions4 • Make Room for Upgrades9 • Buy Parts from Resellers9 Image source: http://chesnuttlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/robert2bat2bthe2bselfcheckout.jpg
  • 11. Creative Budgeting: Public Libraries  Volunteers & Re-Use • Creative Re-Use, Repair10 • Sharing Used Equipment10 • Librarian at Gnadenhutten Public Library in Ohio 6 Recycled Materials in Programming Image source: http://olcsmalllibraries.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/gallery.jpg
  • 12. Creative Budgeting: Academic Libraries  Southern Illinois University at Carbondale11 • 6% budget cut • 17 out of 22 staff on strike • Research DIY mold remediation • Cleaned 5,000 volumes Image source: http://www.wikihow.com/images/4/42/Remove-Mold-and-Mildew-Step-13.jpg
  • 13. Creative Budgeting: Academic Libraries  Consortia Librarian at Bayero University Library in Nigeria • University of California system12 • University Libraries in Nigeria13 • Share, distribute collections12 • Researched which journals to keep in house12, 13 • Types: Union Catalogs & Licensing Electronic 14 Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2011_library_Bayero_University_in_Kano_Nigeria_5600404314.jpg Materials
  • 14. Creative Budgeting: Special Libraries  61% Face Cuts or Elimination15  Advertising Services Helps Save Libraries15 • KPMG National Tax Library Rebranded Itself • Engineering Firm Library Increased Visibility
  • 15. Introduction: Fundraising  Typical Fundraising • • Donors • Grants • Book Sale at University of Wisconsin-Madison Library Book Sales Friends of the Library Image source: http://www.library.wisc.edu/friends/book-sales.html
  • 16. Friends of the Library Definition, Description16  • Governed by Board, Constitution • Provide Advocacy • Help Raise Funds • Network with Community • Raise Awareness Image source: http://www.ccpl.lib.fl.us/
  • 17.  Creative Fundraising: Public Libraries Advocacy, Political Initiatives • Indianapolis-Marion County Library System17  Advocated • for new Legislation Troy (Michigan) Public Library18  Campaigned to Raise Awareness about Ballot Measure Image source: http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/experience/2012/5/troy_book_burning_party_sign.jpg
  • 18. Creative Fundraising: Public Libraries Putting the “Fun” Back in “Fundraiser”  • Vienna Public Library’s “Sex Line”19  Readings • of erotica from classic lit. Safety Harbor (FL) Public Library’ Chair-ity20  Artists decorate chairs, visitors vote, chairs as prizes • Mini Golf21 Image source: http://safetyharbor.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/library-chair-ity-fundraiser-enters-final-week
  • 19. Creative Fundraising: Academic Libraries Libraries and College Sports  • Louisiana Library Network  Leveraged • Threat of Losing NCAA Status22 Texas A&M Library  Collaborated • with Football Team23 University of Michigan  Sold Turf Patches23 Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Texas_A%26M_University_aTm_logo.svg
  • 20. Creative Fundraising: Academic Libraries  University of Maryland-Baltimore County24  Media Specialist Collaborated with...  Friends of Library  Student Groups  Faculty  Showcased Donations to Garner More  Gathered Scattered Media Resources  Sought Win-Win Collaborations
  • 21. Creative Fundraising: Special Libraries  North Carolina Special Libraries Association   Partnered with Car Wash Company25 Special Libraries Association  Held Online Auction26 Image source: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/07/organizations/altaff-to-support-itself-changes-name-to-united-for-libraries/ ALA’s United for Libraries Offers Tips27
  • 22. Fundraising Resources  ALA Handbook: Frontline Fundraising http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/frontlinefundraising  Fundraising Ideas from Friends of Libraries USA http://www.folusa.org/sharing/fundraising.php  Fundraising Tips from Friends of Libraries USA http://www.folusa.org/resources/html-versions/fact-sheet-2.php  Fundraising Ideas from Techsoup for Libraries http://techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/creative-fundraising-ideas-forlibraries  47 Fundraising Tips from University Business http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/general-
  • 23. Conclusion  Work with What You Have  Control the Message in Good & Bad Economy:  “We provide high quality programs and services in all times”28  Solid Institution in an Uncertain World
  • 24. References 1. National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Retrieved from nces.ed.gov 2. Source? 3. American Library Association. (2012). 2012 public library funding and technology access study press kit. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/plfta s12 4. Schwartz, M. (2013). The budget balancing act: LJ’s budget survey shows modest improvement, and signs of more to come. Library Journal. Retrieved from
  • 25. References 5. Schwartz, M., Binette, P., Warburton, B., & Weiss, L. B. (2012). Jacksonville budget cuts reduce library services. Library Journal, 137(14), 14. 6. Blumberg, S. (2012). Library service in a tight economy. Voice of Youth Advocates, 35(2), 116. 7. Richardson, L. (2010, August 14). Minersville library, others get creative to deal with budget cuts. Republican Herald. Retrieved from http://republicanherald.com/news/minersville-libraryothers-get-creative-to-deal-with-budget-cuts-1.947153 8. Dougherty, R. M. (2009). Prescription for Financial
  • 26. References Griffey, J., Clark, L., & Davis, D. (2009). Doing More with Less. Library Technology Reports, 45(1), 35-37. 10. Barlow, E. (2013, September 12). A fresh face on a tight budget. [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http:// olcsmalllibraries.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/afresh-face-on-a-tight-budget/ 11. Mosbo, J. (2013). Poor man's preservation: Mold remediation on a budget. Technical Services Quarterly, 30(4), 388-401. 12. Howard, J. (2009). Libraries innovate to counter crisis. Chronicle of Higher Education, 56(14), A1-A9. 9.
  • 27. References 13. Goodluck, I. (2012). Sustainable consortium building among university libraries in Nigeria: Adoption of new strategies. The International Information & Library Review, 44, 8-12. 14. Wiser, J. (2012). "Playing well with others": New opportunities for library consortia. Theological Librarianship, 5(2), 43-47. 15. Fletcher, A., Franklin, M., Garczynski, J., Gilbert, G., Mathis, S., & Wang, P. (2009). Saving special libraries in a recession: Business strategies for survival and success. Information Outlook, 13(5), 37-43.
  • 28. References 17. 18. 19. 20. Jarosz, F. (2010, October 9). Ailing library eyes new funding source. Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.ibj.com/ailing-library-eyes-new-fundingsource/PARAMS/article/22751 Burnett, L. (2012, January 27). Book burning party – Troy Library. Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/35758683 Poupard, L. V. (2007, May 11). Vienna Library runs phone sex line. Retrieved from http://voices.yahoo.com/viennalibrary- runs-phone-sex-line-336689.html Rosenfield, J. (2013, May 7). Library chair-ity fundraiser enters final week. Retrieved from http://safetyharbor.patch.com/ groups/aroundtown/p/library-chair-ity-fundraiser-enters-final-week
  • 29. References 21. Library Mini Golf. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.libraryminigolf.com/ 22. Niemla, K., Matthews, M., & Zimmerman, S. (2012). The razor’s edge: Louisiana’s state budget and the serials crisis of 2010-2012. The Serials Librarian, 62, 140-150. 23. Neal, J. G. (1997). College sports and library fundraising. The Bottom Line, 10(2), 58-59. 24. Clark, J. (2011). Creative fundraising through campus collaborations. Journal of Library Innovation, 2(2), 6267.
  • 30. References 25. 26. 27. 28. North Carolina Special Libraries Association. (2012). NCSLA Fundraiser – We Need YOU! Retrieved from http://ncarolina. sla.org/autobel/ Special Library Association. (2005). Retrieved from http:// www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?a uctionId=46124192 United for Libraries. (2012). Fact sheet #2 for Friends and Foundations. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/united/ sites/ala.org.united/files/content/friends/factsheets/unitedf f2.pdf Pearson, P. (2009). Fundraising and advocacy in tough times. Public Libraries, 48(4), 21-23.