This book provides a friendly, lively discussion of the role of academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers.

Key Features

  • Short, stand-alone chapters with summary paragraphs
  • Practical, personal success hints throughout
  • Proven fundraising ideas


Senior library administrators and institutional development officers of higher education institutions that are involved in the fundraising efforts to subside library projects

Table of Contents

You as the fundraiser; Your fundraiser; Your library staff; Your special collections (and other unique features); Your Friends of the Library; Your advisory council; Your library patrons; Your central development team and other development officers; Your campus community; Your administration; Your community; Your donors are unique; You and crisis management; What your fundraiser wants you to know; Conclusion: Putting it all together.


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Chandos Publishing
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About the authors

Kimberly Thompson

Kimberly A. Thompson, CFRE, is presently Director of Development and Outreach, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara. Her former position was at Oregon State University Foundation as Director of Development for the Libraries and the Linus Pauling Institute. She is active in Association of fund-raising Professionals (AFD), Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) and the Development Officers of Academic Research Libraries (DORAL).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California

Karlene Jennings

Karlene N. Jennings, PhD., CFRE, is presently Director of Development at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She previously served as Director of Development for University Libraries with the Iowa State University Foundation. She is a frequent contributor to the Bottom Line and co-author of ARL (Association of Research Libraries) SPEC Kit 297: Library Development. Karlene is an active participant in ALADN (Academic Library Advancement and Development Network) and DORAL (Development Officers of Research and Academic Libraries), as well as a member of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and AFP (Association of Fund-raising Professionals).

Affiliations and Expertise

College of William and Mary, USA


an accomplished overview of fundraising...offers much food for thought, Biblioteche oggi
Even staff who are not involved in fundraising can learn something useful from this book, The Australian Library Journal