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Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries

University of Michigan via edX

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Overview

Money isn’t generally the first topic that comes to mind when thinking about libraries, however it is a critical resource that touches every aspect of the organization. Whether you are an aspiring manager or a library director, it is important that your organization’s finances are aligned with your service goals and priorities.

This course, part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate program, will help you understand how to build a budget, read financial reports, and plan for the long-term sustainability of your library.

Syllabus

Lessons:

1. Introduction
2. Starting with a Piece of the Budget
3. Expenditures
4. Forecasting Expenditures
5. Revenues
6. Building the Budget
7. Financial Management, Auditing, and Control
8. Planning for the Future

Taught by

Larry Neal

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