funding

ALA Issues Brief - A Perfect Storm Brewing -- Budget Cuts ....Increased Demand (January 2010)

NEWS
For Immediate Release
January 14, 2010
New survey shows U.S. public libraries in financial jeopardy
Cuts reduce hours, staffing at thousands of libraries as patron demand escalates

California Pubic Library Organization

publication on the organizational methods used to fund
public libraries in CA. Published April 2007.

http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/docs/CAPubLibOrgRpt.pdf

OCGA 36-83-4 - Local Government Investment Pool

O.C.G.A. § 36-83-4 (Copy w/ Cite)
Pages: 2

O.C.G.A. § 36-83-4

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2008 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current through the 2008 Regular Session ***

TITLE 36. LOCAL GOVERNMENT
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO COUNTIES, MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS, AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES
CHAPTER 83. LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT POOL

O.C.G.A. § 36-83-4 (2008)

§ 36-83-4. Authorized investments; delegation of investment authority to financial officer; objective of investment

School District Funding of Public Library Systems

See attached letter from Bryan Downs, of Wilson, Morton & Downs LLC. This documents his legal opinion that it is entirely permissible under Georgia law for school districts to provide annual funding to their local public library systems. He also provides suggested "Best Practices" for public libraries to consider in this matter.
May 2008.

Schaefer - Local Funding Spreadsheets - March 2008

Local Funding by County per capita
Funding by County per capita and by pop segments
In-Cash Local Funding FY2007
Total Local Funding by County FY2007
In-Behalf-Local Funding FY2007

Local and State Sources of FUNDING FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES - The National Picture _ October 2007

A survey of public library funding practices in the United States. Prepared for the Pennsylvania Library Association and the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries.

Rural Library Materials

Attached is a copy of "A Small but Powerful GUIDE to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library." This reflects the responses to stated advocacy needs of small rural librarians, with clearly stated strategies, for self-advocacy and resources with ALA and elsewhere.

It is the result of support from ALA members, members of the Association for Rural and Small Librarians (ARSL) and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and others who responded to 1) a 2003 survey of advocacy needs and strategies, and 2) a solicitation for success stories from these same librarians.

Libraries Connect Communities - Public Library Funding * Technology Access Study 2006 - 2007

Attached is the PDF version of this new report. In addition to the full, published report, this PDF includes the state data tables.

More than 4,000 libraries responded to the 2006 survey, 43 state libraries responded to the qualitative questionnaire about bandwidth and vulnerable libraries, and library staff in four states hosted focus groups and site visits. The result is:

"Libraries Connect Communities"

Published by the American Library Association, Office for Research and Statistics and the Information Institute, College of Information, Florida State University.

Board of Education Funding for Public Libraries in Georgia (Dec. 2005 Memo)

Attached is a December 2005 memo on Board of Education funding for Georgia Public Libraries.