Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

October 2008


Library budgets have serious implications for the smooth operation of services. In an electronic age, technical services become more relevant and it is essential to budget for personnel, equipment, supplies, and maintenance. A large number of academic, research, and public libraries in Nigeria were surveyed, and virtually none had a technical services budget. In light of those results, the need for budgeting in libraries and budgeting techniques in technical services are examined. The decentralization and democratization of fiscal management are recommended.