Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CE course - Budget and Finance for the Library

CE course - Budget and Finance for the Library

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the following non-credit continuing education course:

Title: Budget and Finance for the Library

Dates: September 1 - October 6, 2009

Times: Online synchronous sessions Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Central time

Instructor: Robert H. Burger, Ph.D., CPA, Professor Emeritus, UIUC Library

Cost: $300

Intended audience: CPLA program candidates; librarians and information professionals needing training in library budget and finance topics. A couple of scholarships are available to librarians from developing countries.

Purpose of the course: To 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 candidate is expected to be able to develop program budgets, conduct operational analysis for budget forecasting, develop capital budgets, conduct cost/benefit analyses, and work with accounting personnel. Topics include line item, program, and capital budgets, cost benefit analysis, performance measures and operations indicators, capital projects, and fiduciary responsibilities of the library director, trustees, and others having responsibilities for financial administration in the library. The use of Microsoft Excel is assumed and will be used at a level appropriate for someone who has basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Note: If you need to miss a live session, audio and text archives are available.

For additional information and to register: