The Library Materials Budget WMRLS Basic Library Techniques Series: Materials Selection and Collection Development Fall 2007 Review of Homework Questions: What is your library’s budget for materials? Is this amount enough? Explain why.
WMRLS Basic Library Techniques Series:
Materials Selection and Collection Development
Citations: MGL c.78 s.19B(5) and 605 CMR 4.01(5)
MBLC Policy (Materials Expenditure) January 9, 1997
An annual budget must be designated for materials and maintenance of the children's collection. A portion of the budget shall be allocated for replacement and duplicate copies. Factors to be considered in budget allocation shall include:
A portion of the library budget must be designated for young adult materials. Evaluation of the usage patterns of the library’s entire collection, as well as a variety of statistics and output measures supplied by the young adult librarian, should determine budget allocations. The young adult librarian should have full responsibility for expending the young adult materials budget. When the public library also serves as the school library, arrangements must be made for reimbursements from the school department budget.