9 campaign. Forty (82%) did not have such a distinction. Only five (10%) libraries reported having a separate “cash” goal for the campaign. These ranged from $6 to $65 million. Thirteen libraries that were part of their university’s capital campaign reported final campaign numbers. Only six libraries (46%) met or exceeded their campaign goal seven libraries (54%) did not meet their campaign goals. Of the seven that failed to meet their goal, two were set by the library alone, two were set by the university alone, two were set jointly, and one did not know who set their goal. Of the six that met or exceeded their goal, three were set by the library alone and three were set jointly. This shows a much greater rate of success when the library either sets its own campaign goal or does so by coordinating with the university. Gifts in Kind Development officers who post questions about gifts in kind (GIK) on the LIBDEV discussion list often want to know if libraries have an established practice or policy requiring development officers to explicitly request, encourage, or require cash gift(s) for processing GIK’s. Fifty-one libraries responded to a question about this in this survey. Of those, 34 (67%) said they requested or encouraged a cash gift for processing the collection, 16 (31%) said they did not request additional cash to process the collection, and 1 (2%) said they required a cash gift to process the collection. Forty-four libraries provided the percentage of annual giving from GIK over the last five years. The mean was 30% and the median was 25%. The minimum was 1% and the maximum was 85%. Building Projects If your library recently concluded or is in the planning phase of a new building or renovation, you’re not alone. More than three quarters (77%) of the 52 libraries that responded to this question either recently completed a renovation or new building, or were planning for one. Of these 40 libraries, 26 (65%) said their project was or would be part of a capital campaign. The final costs of these projects are a significant investment. Thirty-one libraries responded that the final expected cost of their new or renovated library space is, on average, $52 million. The low was $1 million and the high was $200 million. Surprisingly, when asked what percentage of the total cost the library was responsible for, of the 20 libraries that replied, ten (50%) said that their library is responsible for 100% of the total cost. The average was 66.5%, with a low of 3% and a high of 100%. Conclusion The purpose of this survey, in part, was to provide longitudinal data to the SPEC survey on development conducted in 2006, to determine the impact on academic research library development from the 2008 recession and substantial cuts to the budgets of many public institutions. The authors also hoped to gather data on areas that are germane to nearly all academic research libraries: building projects, both new and renovations, capital campaigns, boards that support libraries financially and through advocacy, and communicating with donors. In results similar to those found in the 2006 survey, a very high percentage of library directors are not required by their institution to spend a specific amount of time engaged in fundraising however, the average time spent by directors on fundraising activities is approaching 40%. Today, a sizeable majority of library directors make contact calls on donors or prospects without their director of development, similar to what was revealed in the earlier survey. Interestingly, it appears the amount of money raised by library directors is less important than it was in 2006 however, in 2018 it is significantly more important for library directors to visit and qualify potential donors. At nearly all of the responding institutions, the amount of dollars raised and the number of visits and solicitations were extremely important in evaluation the library’s chief development officer. These
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