This is your last opportunity to register for the March 19th SLA Click U Session. A few spaces are still available, so be sure to register now!


SLA Click U Live Seminar:

Preparing to Make a Business Case

Presented by Maggie Weaver, principal, Shaftesbury Associates


Whether it's a request to attend a conference, the acquisition of a new online service, or plans to join a consortium, library staff are expected to be able to produce a "business case," or rationale, for the proposed expenditure.

Attendees will work through the research necessary to construct a business case, including: cost benefits, finding champions for the cause, and structuring an effective request for funding. Attendees also will get tips for the actual words to use—focusing on the goals of the organization and speaking in the language of their audience.

Participants will:

  • Understand how to research costs associated with a project.
  • Understand the importance of quantifying benefits or returns appropriate to their organization.
  • Understand how to present concisely the benefits of change or innovation, including financial impacts.
  • Be more likely to submit successful proposals to their management.
  • Take home a list of resources for building a business case in various situations.  


Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm



Dow Jones & Company

1025 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 1103

Washington, DC
Metro: Farragut North/Farragut West


RSVP: Lorraine Bell – [log in to unmask]  or 202-862-6639 (please register early as space is limited; a waitlist will be established if room capacity is reached) 


Price: Free for DC-SLA members; $10.00 for non DC Chapter members

(payable via PayPal at


Please note: Seminars begin PROMPTLY; it is best to arrive at least 10 minutes early to sign in and get seated. Please bring your own handouts. A link to the course materials will be provided a few days before the seminar. Feel free to share this seminar announcement with others who may be interested (SLA members/non-members) 



DC-SLA offers members the opportunity to participate at no charge in SLA's popular Click U Live Seminars. The Chapter purchases a site license and members may participate in the seminar at the given site. This does not allow individuals to participate from their own offices.


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Greta Ober

2008 DC -  SLA VP   / President Elect