ERIC Number: ED234794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Fund Raising in ARL Libraries. Kit 94.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
In January 1983 the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) surveyed its members regarding their fund raising programs. A response rate of 85% (95 out of 113 libraries surveyed) was obtained. It was found that 85% of ARL member libraries had been involved in university-wide fund campaigns; that over 75% of the respondents had also conducted independent efforts to obtain outside moneys; that nearly all university campaigns requested over $1 million with the library's share averaging around 10%; and that library funding was used for acquisition of materials, automation, building, preservation, equipment purchases, network or cooperative entry, endowment of a position, staff development, or conduct of a planning program. A movement to multi-source funding from individuals, corporations, government agencies, and foundations was also noted. This document presents the survey report containing a sample questionnaire, ten ARL member reports on fund raising activities and job descriptions for fund raising officers, and examples of materials used in nine specific-need library campaigns and seven joint university-library campaigns. A list of information sources on nonprofit fund raising, a concise summary of related issues and trends, and an evaluation sheet for this ARL Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit are also provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Expenditures, Library Surveys, Occupational Information, Questionnaires, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, SPEC Center, 1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 per kit for nonmembers; $7.50 per kit for members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.