man pulling hair out -- cartoonTo 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.

Purpose of the course: To create an awareness of and sensitivity to diverse information needs of multi-ethnic / multicultural/multilingual populations served by libraries. It focuses on developing skills for planning, implementing and evaluating programs for addressing the information needs of diverse communities through information needs assessment and analysis; program planning, public service, outreach and collection development. It explores multicultural resources and services using a framework that focuses on: People (who work in libraries and their understanding of the concepts of diversity and multicultural librarianship); Collections (building collections to serve an increasingly diverse multicultural, multi-ethnic and multilingual society); and Services (to diverse groups and populations in libraries and organizational culture from a managerial perspective).

Purpose of the course: To create an awareness of and sensitivity to diverse information needs of multi-ethnic / multicultural/multilingual populations served by libraries. It focuses on developing skills for planning, implementing and evaluating programs for addressing the information needs of diverse communities through information needs assessment and analysis; program planning, public service, outreach and collection development. It explores multicultural resources and services using a framework that focuses on: People (who work in libraries and their understanding of the concepts of diversity and multicultural librarianship); Collections (building collections to serve an increasingly diverse multicultural, multi-ethnic and multilingual society); and Services (to diverse groups and populations in libraries and organizational culture from a managerial perspective).

man pulling hair out -- cartoonTo 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.