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The Library Friends, Foundations, and Trusts Handbook, Paperback / softback Book

The Library Friends, Foundations, and Trusts Handbook Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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The Library Friends and Foundations Handbook is a must-have resource for members of Friends groups, Foundations, library staff members, administrators, and others who wish to begin or enhance such support group partnerships.

Its background details build a knowledge base of what such groups are all about and its helpful recommendations can be put into practice as it: Focuses upon the history of such groups and how their contributions matter to the vitality of library institutions of all kinds—public, school, state, college/university, and special.

Describes the various kinds of Friends and Foundation groups (sometimes combined), how they are organized and run, and ways they partner with the libraries they support so that readers may consider how they too might design and form or augment their own groups.

Carefully explains how groups can effectively market their membership options and purposes to their communities. Gives practical advice on recruiting volunteers of all ages and providing training for them to beneficially aid their libraries both financially and with hands-on assistance. Describes ways library support groups can advocate for their libraries.

Presents a wide variety of fundraising and donation ideas, procedures, and examples that readers can emulate, reflecting current trends such as online book sales, grab bag book sales, gala events, and securing grants along with equitable methods of monetary distribution.

Offers a selected bibliography, a webliography, and an appendix with sample documents. The book covers the history of such groups, how their contributions matter to the vitality of libraries and library institutions of all kinds—public, school, state, college/university, and special.

It describes the various kinds of Friends and Foundation groups, how they are organized and run, ways they partner with the libraries they support, how they can effectively market their membership options and purposes to the community to which they are dedicated, and ways to advocate for their libraries.

It explains how volunteers of all ages (yes, including teenagers) are recruited, trained, and used successfully to aid their libraries both financially and with hands-on assistance.

A wide variety of fundraising and donation ideas, procedures, and examples are featured that reflect current trends in such activities as online and grab bag book sales, gala events, securing grants, and methods of monetary distribution.

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