Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oct-Nov: Estimating Library Costs and Benefits (Infopeople)

An Infopeople online course, October 28, 2014 – November 24, 2014

Whether you’re a “numbers person” by nature or necessity, this course is for you! Would you like to make more accurate cost estimates when writing grant proposals? Trying to decide if a resource’s value justifies the costs? Need data to help determine the value of the library’s services? Cost analysis can help.
In this course, you’ll learn:
•    The basics of cost analysis
•    How to develop bottom-up cost estimates for library programs and grants
•    How to determine cost effectiveness of library resources and services
•    The pros and cons of contingent valuation

The intended audience for this course is librarians, managers, and staff who develop budgets or cost estimates for library programs, operations, and services.  After completion of this course you will have a better understanding of how to use cost analysis to estimate, calculate, and measure library costs and benefits.

Instructor: Jennifer Sweeney

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to