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Budget & Finance

Monday, January 24

Register to apply for a seat in this six-week course by noon 1/22/22.

Monday, January 24, 2022 – Monday, March 7, 2022

This course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student will understand and be able to construct program, line item and capital budgets, understand the methodology involved in cost/benefit analysis, be able to read and decipher library financial and auditing documents, and work with library accounting personnel. Topics include line item, program, and capital budgets, cost benefit analysis, capital projects, and fiduciary responsibilities of individuals and entities having responsibilities for financial administration in the library. The use of Microsoft Excel at a basic level is assumed and will be needed for several class assignments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describes the relationship between budgeting and overall planning for the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Develops a program budget based on a line-item budget (convert a line-item budget to a program budget).
  • Performs cost /benefit analysis for specific library services or programs.
  • Develops performance measures and operations indicators for specific library functions.
  • Identifies and evaluates the feasibility of using various potential sources of funding for a major capital project.
  • Presents a program/service budget plans or a capital budget plan to the library’s governing authority or general government administrator.
  • Understands and monitors performance about investment of public funds.

Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


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Budget & Finance