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The good, the great, and the unfriendly : a librarian's guide to working with friends groups / Sally Gardner Reed, United for Libraries.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library REFDESK 021.709 REE (Text) 33187004265787 Reference Desk In process -
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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library PROF COLL 021.7 REED (Text) 37500004438848 Professional Collection Available -
 Professional Collection: shelved in Director's office [ MB 2017-11-13 @ JCKSN-SEY ]

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  • ISBN: 9780838914984 (paper : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0838914985 (paper : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: ix, 157 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: How to start a friends group (and why you should!) -- Engaging active new (and younger) friends! -- Merging friends and foundations -- Engaging your friends in advocacy -- When friends go rogue -- Ideas to steal : taking your friends from good to great! -- Appendix A. Sample memorandum of understanding -- Appendix B. Advocacy campaigns legal limits on spending for non-profits -- Appendix C. Sponsorship and gift acceptance policy -- Appendix D. Understanding roles chart -- Appendix E. Guidelines for giving -- Appendix F. Making the case for an academic friends of the library group -- Appendix G. Library support for friends activities.
Summary, etc.: A good Friends of the Library group shouldn't just raise money for your library. They should help your library reach out to under-served groups; provide programming that makes the library relevant to all; engage your community in an awareness of your services; and let you funders know that the Library is most effective when it is fully funded. But organizing a Friends group does take time from someone at the top. Reed shares ideas so that you do it right the first time.
Subject: Friends of the library > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Friends of the library > United States > Case studies.

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