Where Does the Money Go? Creating Transparency in Libraries Operational Budgeting

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5860/llm.v35i2.7457

Keywords:

Operations budgets, Budgeting, Strategic planning, Personnel, Operations, Fiscal planning

Abstract

Operating and personnel budgets encompass the majority of spending in academic libraries, but are often decided with little process or participation. Transparent budget processes for assigning this funding provide the opportunity for widespread clarity and understanding of how budgets are used, and how to acquire funding. The budget model described offers one way to help ensure that every voice in the library has the opportunity to share their ideas for improvements, programs, personnel, and events.

Author Biographies

Jennie Gerke, University of Colorado Boulder

Jennie Gerke is the Associate Dean for Success and Engagement Strategies and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

Jennifer E. Knievel, University of Colorado Boulder

Jennifer Knievel is the Director of Arts & Humanities and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

Leslie J. Reynolds, University of Colorado Boulder

Leslie Reynolds is the Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

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2021-06-14

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Peer Reviewed