IS 569 Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Provides an orientation to the variety of financial management techniques appropriate for libraries and information centers, with an emphasis on sources for obtaining financial support, controlling expenditures, creating and controlling budgets, financial decision making and exploring specific financial and budgetary problems for the major operational areas of libraries - public services, technical services, information technology and facilities.

Learning objectives

  • To be able to explain basic accounting operations for libraries. 
  • Describe the basic elements of library financial statements and budgets and develop program budgets and conduct analyses for budget forecasting.
  • Develop capital budgets and conduct cost/benefit analyses and other cost accounting procedures.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS569AO
      Tue, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      All other students need department approval. Email
      Benjamin Mead-Harvey
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).