ERIC Number: ED449812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-15
Introducing Fundraising to a Seminary Library.
Fundraising is a growing responsibility for many academic library directors. Since the mid-1980s, large research libraries have employed development officers to help write grants, oversee special projects and expand the individual and corporate donor-base of the library. Smaller academic libraries cannot hire fundraisers. Directors and staff members in these institutions need to find development opportunities that they can handle along with their other responsibilities. They also need to cooperate with the existing development personnel at their institution. This project assesses the type(s) of fundraising activities that are appropriate for the director and/or staff of a seminary library. The literature review summarizes general principles of fundraising that are appropriate to any library effort, and highlights activities that are especially helpful to theological or other special libraries. The paper includes information on fundraising responsibilities in six other Protestant seminary libraries in Ohio. It analyzes Winebrenner Theological Seminary's (WTS's) current development policies and practices, and evaluates the fundraising potential of the WTS library. Finally, the paper outlines a practical strategy for involving the library in fundraising for the seminary. (Contains 16 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Research Paper, Kent State University.