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Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries

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Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries is written with the senior library administrator and the development officers of academic institutions in mind. Chapters provide a historical perspective of the funding trends of the private philanthropic foundations and corporate giving programs towards academic libraries during the first decade of the 21st century. Library fundraisers and library administrators are presented with the information needed to start the process of selecting which grant maker agencies to approach. Chapters discuss which grantmaking philanthropic foundations and corporate-giving programs will be more receptive to grant monies to library projects, which types of library projects they will be more likely to fund, and how to approach these agencies in order to increase the possibilities of receiving grant awards from them.

  • The work provides starting points for library development and fundraising efforts
  • Covers the basics of fundraising
  • Presents the historical funding trends of private philanthropic foundations giving to academic libraries

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. Preface
  7. About the author
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1: Academic libraries in the twenty-first century
    1. Abstract:
    2. Redefining the mission of the twenty-first century academic library
  10. Chapter 2: Fundamentals of fund-raising: fund-raising for academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Private foundations and corporations
    3. Effective fund-raising
    4. The development of philanthropy and fund-raising
    5. The expansion of private philanthropy during the twentieth century
  11. Chapter 3: Changes in the funding landscape of libraries in the 1970s and 1980s
    1. Abstract:
  12. Chapter 4: The challenge of new technologies and information delivery changes in the academic library landscape
    1. Abstract:
    2. The new challenge
    3. The redesign of the journals/serials business model
    4. The new electronic media ‒ e-books and the virtual environment
    5. The arrival of aggregators
    6. Organizational change within the library
    7. The online challenge: distance education and distance learning
    8. Predicting the future of libraries
  13. Chapter 5: Private philanthropy and academic libraries in the 1990s
    1. Abstract:
    2. Building and renovation grants
    3. Endowment fund grants
    4. Computer project grants
    5. Automation projects
    6. Capital campaign grants
    7. Equipment grants
    8. Special project grants
    9. Unrestricted fund grants
    10. Resource sharing grants
    11. Staff grants
    12. Acquisition and collection development grants
    13. Preservation grants
    14. The Internet – the new way of delivering information
  14. Chapter 6: Private philanthropy and academic libraries in the first decade of the twenty-first century
    1. Abstract:
    2. Building renovation and construction awards
    3. Capital campaign awards
    4. Program development grants
    5. Collection acquisition grants
    6. Collection management grants
    7. Electronic resources and media grants
    8. Continuing support grants
    9. Endowment fund grants
    10. Computer technology grants
    11. Curriculum development grants
    12. General operating grants
    13. Income management grants
    14. Conference seminars and continuing education
    15. Equipment grants
    16. Faculty grants
    17. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 7: Friends of the library
    1. Abstract:
    2. The Friends of the Library and the academic library
  16. Chapter 8: The fund-raising challenge: creating a development program for the academic library and the role of the library’s CEO
    1. Abstract:
    2. The role of the senior library administrator in fund-raising
    3. Developing a library fund-raising initiative and program
    4. Reaching out to private philanthropic foundations and corporations
    5. The Director of Development
    6. The library director/dean or CEO
    7. Other library staff
    8. The effect of development programs on the functions of the library
  17. Chapter 9: The future of academic libraries is intertwined with private philanthropy
    1. Abstract:
    2. The new challenges
    3. Assessment and education
    4. Conclusion
  18. Index