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Alternative Funding for Libraries #calibconf California Library Association Conference presentation 2010

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  • 1. Alternative Funding For Libraries
    • Presentation will cover:
      • Grants
      • Traditional Funding
      • Alternative Funding
      • Stimulus Funding
      • Preparation for future funding
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/3731724596/
  • 2. Grants What are they good for
    • Doing Less with less
    • Looking to grants
    • Soft benefits
    • Restrictions
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/5005232512/
  • 3. Traditional Funding Resources
    • Property Tax (foreclosures)
    • Sales Tax (job loss)
    • Supplemental Tax (66% approval)
    • Others?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsmagic/867107798/
  • 4. Alternative Funding
    • Local Businesses
    • Local Non-profits
    • Federal Offices
    • State Offices
    • Searching for funding
    • Making connections
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarako/80007864/sizes/m/
  • 5. Stimulus Funding
    • Federal Stimulus Program
    • Finding a connection with Libraries where none were imagined
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/4343162734/ “ The Stimulus dollars are a strange black box and if you don’t understand how to get it, you’ll get none.”
  • 6. Being Prepared
    • Preparing to ask
    • Wish list and priorities
    • Strategic Plan
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahrzepecki/3393894524/sizes/l/
  • 7. Making Connections
    • Federal forum for Stimulus Funding
    • Searching for USDA and Work Investment Boards
    • Connections already in community, knew who to ask for money.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inistea/4075566557/
  • 8. Learning to Pivot
    • Know and prioritize needs
    • Be Flexible
    • Find the Money
    • Use your imagination
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vixl/4822963245/sizes/m/
  • 9. Future Potential
  • 10. Thank You! Jeff Scott, Deputy County Librarian, Tulare County Library, [email_address] http://gathernodust.blogspot.com