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

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

  1. 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. 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. 3. Traditional Funding Resources  Property Tax (foreclosures)  Sales Tax (job loss)  Supplemental Tax (66% approval)  Others? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsmagic/867107798/
  4. 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. 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. 6. Being Prepared  Preparing to ask  Wish list and priorities  Strategic Plan http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahrzepecki/3393894524/sizes/l/
  7. 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. 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. 9. Future Potential
  10. 10. Thank You! Jeff Scott, Deputy County Librarian, Tulare County Library, jdscott@co.tulare.ca.us http://gathernodust.blogspot.com

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