Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

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Covering everything from auditing and budgeting to contracts, revenue and expenditures, forecasting, and ethics in financial management, this book addresses the full spectrum of topics and skills needed by today's library managers.

* 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 816.47g
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • 1440850135
  • 9781440850134

Table of contents

CONTENTS Introduction SECTION I: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Chapter 1: Financial Management as Information Management Chapter 2: Novice Financial Management: Your First Budget Chapter 3: Basic Financial Statements Chapter 4: The Accounting Process, or How Financial Statements are Produced Chapter 5: How Governmental Financial Statements Differ from Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Financial Statements Chapter 6: Other Elements of Financial Statements and Financial Statement Analysis Chapter 7: Internal Control and Auditing of Financial Statements SECTION II: BUDGETING Chapter 8: Estimation, Forecasting and Financial Risk Management Chapter 9: Budgets: General Aspects Chapter 10: Budgets: Heuristics, Choice Architectures, and Decision Traps Chapter 11: Capital Budgeting SECTION III: REVENUES Chapter 12: Time Value of Money Chapter 13: Revenue Sources: Tax Revenue Chapter 14: Bonds and Their Role in Revenue for Capital Projects and Other Areas Chapter 15: Revenue Sources: Tuition, Grants, Gifts and Fundraising, Fees and Fines SECTION IV: EXPENDITURES Chapter 16: Contract Basics Chapter 17: Expenditures: Personnel Chapter 18: Expenditures: Collections Chapter 19: Expenditures: IT, Facilities, and Other Operating Expenses SECTION V: COST ACCOUNTING IN LIBRARIES Chapter 20: Cost Accounting: General Aspects, Types of Costs, Cost Calculations Chapter 21: Cost Accounting: Role in Measurement and Evaluation of Services Chapter 22: Cost Accounting: Activity Based Costing Chapter 23: Cost Accounting: Differential Costing and Break Even Analysis SECTION VI: MARKETING AND COMMUNITY TRUST Chapter 24: Marketing, Public Affairs, and Development Chapter 25: Ethics and Financial Management SECTION VII: CONCLUSION Chapter 26: Conclusion Glossary Index
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"While Berger's guide is written as a text for a semester-long course, any librarian or information professional who needs to learn about finance, whether in graduate school or working in the field, will find this book beneficial." - Library Journal
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About Robert H. Burger

Robert H. Burger, PhD, is professor emeritus, university library and adjunct professor, School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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