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).

This is an introductory class that will immerse public librarians in a collection of readings, podcasts, and other exercises designed to elevate understanding of the processes of grant writing and fundraising.By the end of the course, students will have produced substantial work towards a complete grant application and fundraising plan.

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).

Planning & Management of Library Buildings

Introduction to survey, functional relationships, and custodial services.

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.

Organization and Personnel Administration

Someone once said, managers solve today’s problems, administrators solve tomorrow’s.
Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership.
How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration.