#SLAtalk: Must be the Money!

The November installment of #SLAtalk is all about the Benjamins! As the year draws to a close, many of us turn our attention towards measuring and justifying our expenditures over the past 11 months, as well as planning for and budgeting effective use of funds in 2014.

Joining us for this session will be someone who knows a thing or two about finances – SLA Treasurer John DiGilio, Tweeting as @iBraryGuy. Budgeting and fiscal responsibility are skills that every information professional should know. Join us!

When:

Tuesday, November 12th, 18:30 UTC (13:30 EST / 10:30 PST)

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Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you address the problem of creating a budget? What factors influence your decisions on what should appear in the budget? (15 minutes)
  2. How do you collaborate with other departments and with colleagues to budget most effectively? What information do they have that you need? (15 minutes)
  3. How do you evaluate or measure the return on your investments? How do you justify new purchases as well as ongoing programs? (15 minutes)
  4. How can information professionals be proactive regarding fiscal responsibility either within a professional association or your workplace? i.e. How do you save your organization or SLA unit some bucks? (15 minutes)

Prepare with some light reading/listening:

“What Services Should you Blow Up?” by Shaunna Mireau, Director of Knowledge Management and Libraries at Field Law in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“Best Practices for Fundraising” (PDF download) slide deck by John DiGilio, SLA Treasurer, as part of the SLA Leadership Training series

–>download the recording (.wmv file)

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