How to Develop a Budget That You and Your Organization Can Live with and Still Achieve Your Strategic Goals (C3)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Coordinator/Speaker: Marcia Burris
Speaker: Carissa Vogel, Yeshiva University

Tracks: General or Core Programs; Library Management

While the costs of legal materials have increased, libraries are under increased pressure to reduce costs. In addition, many organizations now require highly detailed accounting of expenses and rely on department leaders to prepare extremely accurate budgets. In these days of doing more with less, how can library leaders create budgets that are both realistic and acceptable to their organizations, while maintaining essential resources and funding new initiatives? In this session, experienced library leaders will share their preferred techniques for developing budgets based on available data and institutional requirements, as well as practical tips for proposing—and funding—special projects and new initiatives.

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