M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Shontz, Marilyn L.
Public libraries--New Jersey--Finance
Library and Information Science
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine New Jersey public libraries with budgets exceeding $3 million dollars and find out their sources of funding. In particular, with the financial climate of many state libraries' budgets being cut, the mailed questionnaire focused on whether 18 public libraries out of a selection of 21 libraries in New Jersey have established endowment funds or deferred giving plans. Results found that only a few libraries have funding other than local community tax revenue. Most library directors acknowledge that fundraising is a viable way to diversify their income, and that in concept it is valuable. The majority of libraries were not doing fundraising on any sustainable basis, and their philosophical agreement to raise money did not translate into any significant action on their part.
Fine, Mary Elizabeth Reeves, "New Jersey public libraries and funding" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1148.