Writer: Courtney Alford-Pomeroy
The Library of Michigan, the public library system in Michigan, has engaged the Institute of Government to deliver a financial management certificate program for a cohort of 30 staff members across the state. The cohort, which met for the first time last month, includes directors, budget managers and assistant directors for public libraries in Michigan. Together, participants will move through the six library financial management certificate courses over an 11-month period. Courses include Budgeting for Libraries, Governmental Accounting for Libraries, Internal Control for Libraries, Purchasing, Payroll Administration and Writing Financial Policies.
The Institute’s Library Financial Management Certification Program launched in 2013. All classes are delivered via recorded webinars, virtual live discussion with instructors and a self-study approach. Seventy-seven certificates have been awarded.