TPL Webinar – Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success

Many library budgets have not recovered post-Great Recession. Often times, the local economy and housing values are in good shape, but the budget is stuck.

How can you help motivate and support a the library board or municipal funding partners in town, city, or county government to get un-stuck? Join EveryLibrary for "Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success" a The Political Librarian webinar of Thursday, June 7th at 2pm CDT for a deep-dive into the political, emotional, and inter-personal sides of talking about your funding and budget to motivate your board, staff, and elected officials.

In this conversation with Peter Bromberg, director of the Salt Lake City Public Library and an EveryLibrary board member, you will learn the 5 ingredients to his "recipe" for passing a historic 23.3% budget increase for the Salt Lake City Public Library in 2017."While we all believed that a request of this magnitude was warranted and defensible," Peter says, "it could still be perceived as—in the words of one long-serving city council staffer —“audacious.” His ingredients include:

  • Diagnosing the funding needs;
  • Learning the political landscape and building relationships;
  • Determining what is politically possible;
  • Developing and delivering an effective message;
  • Activating your network of support.

Peter will share how successfully applied what he learned from EveryLibrary's campaign strategies, and discuss how your library can scale and use these methods to build local support for their budget or ballot initiatives.  Please RSVP for the webinar to receive a reminder and immediate access to the archive.

"Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success"
a The Political Librarian webinar with Peter Bromberg
Thursday, June 7th at 2pm CDT
RSVP Link

This free The Political Librarian webinar is presented by EveryLibrary and sponsored by Kixal.

You can read the article this webinar is based on for free at The Political Librarian anytime. Previous webinars in this series are archived on our YouTube Channel.


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  • everylibraryinstitute
    published this page in News and Updates 2020-12-29 01:08:14 -0800