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Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

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Robert H. Burger

ISBN-13: 9781440850134 

370 pages • 7 x 10
Year Published: 2016

Many library managers learn financial management on the job, within the framework of a specific organization. The "sink or swim" method of skill acquisition can be effective, but it is inefficient, stressful, and typically leaves one lacking in foundational concepts and principles. This book provides a logical, organized way for library school students, librarians, and others such as library board members to gain the specific knowledge critical to the financial management of libraries and information centers.

This book covers the full spectrum of topics and skills needed by today's managers—from the basics of budgeting, accounting, and financial statements to audits, forecasting, risk management, and revenue sources. There are even chapters on ethical considerations and advocacy. The skills readers will learn from this guide are of critical importance in this era of financial constraints and accountability at every level of the organization. Students in management and financial management courses and practicing library managers seeking to improve their financial management skills will find this book an essential tool for success.

Features

  • Addresses a topic of growing concern to library managers that is applicable to all types of libraries
  • Offers readers a formal, comprehensive introduction to financial management—not just an aspect such as cost benefit analysis, budgeting, or fundraising
  • Includes forms and worksheets that help readers better understand the concepts
  • Supplies clear and detailed explanations of financial concepts and practical applications
Sku: 9781440850134

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