46 · SPEC Kit 297
Approximate Percentage of Time Spent
N 3 7 4 5 6 3 0 3 1 4 2
5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 50%
Selected Comments from Respondents
“We are in transition here. The outgoing library director spent approximately 20% of his time on fundraising
activities. The newly hired director plans to spend a much higher percentage of her time on fundraising.”
“Difficult to judge—fluctuates according to campaign priorities.”
“Higher percentage during campaigns.”
“Hours and percentage vary depending on whether or not there is a capital campaign underway.”
“Library dean is available for consultation, meeting with donors, cultivation, and stewardship. Library dean is
always available to close major gifts.”
“The library director is very involved with fundraising and very willing to help with fundraising for the library’s
$100 million renovation project which has a $30M goal for private support.”
“Our dean signs correspondence, appears at events, hosts special gatherings.”
“The library director is involved in fundraising, because he wants to secure additional funding for libraries.
However, there is no university policy requiring a percentage of time or hours.”
“There is no fixed quota of time that is specified, but fundraising is an important part of the library director’s
time and that is expected by the institution.”
“There is no official ‘requirement’ but there is definitely an expectation.”
“There is no specific requirement of time—rather that the director be involved in raising funds for the library
through strategic planning, involvement with donors, and direct asks.”
“This number will increase as our dean of libraries has the opportunity to settle in. She’s only been here for 7
“We are about to enter the public phase of a campaign. The library’s goal is very ambitious so the director is
spending much more time on fundraising than she would if we were not in a campaign.”
“Varies. Some months may be minimal with biweekly meetings with LDO. Other months may have special
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