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Becoming a Fundraiser: The Principles and Practice of Library Development
Written by a librarian who has also been a professional fundraiser and by a library fundraiser who is also a public relations professional, this revised and updated book offers an original perspective on the neglected subject of raising money for libraries.
Paperback, 138 pages
Published June 3rd 2000 by American Library Association
(first published June 1st 1992)
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This book is sometimes a bit dry and repetitive, but it's also full of useful information. In the 21st century, every library professional has to have some knowledge of fundraising, and it's a sorely under-taught subject in library schools. This book will take you a long way towards understanding the basics. I had to read all of it for an absolutely phenomenal philanthropic studies class in my graduate program, and though that was supplemented with guest speakers, exercises, and other incredibly ...more