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Being A Friend


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Tips for Library Friends Groups.

Tips for Library Friends Groups.

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  • 1. Being a Friend Presented by: Lenora “Nonie” Price President, Friends of South Carolina Libraries and Dr. Curtis R. Rogers Director, Statewide Library Services South Carolina State Library
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Handouts
    • FOSCL – Friends of South Carolina Libraries
    • Being Best Friends
    • Video – Friends in Action
  • 3. Handouts
    • A Working Sourcebook for Friends Groups
      • FOLUSA (Friends of Libraries USA) Fact Sheets
      • Sample By-Laws
      • Working with Finances
      • Program Planning Tips
      • Additional Resources
    • SC Literary Map (as example)
  • 4. What is FOSCL?
    • To help foster, create, and support local friends of the library groups, and to provide a means for these groups to work together for the betterment of library service in South Carolina.
    • To serve as a resource for local friends groups.
    • To promote wider knowledge and use of libraries as cultural and information centers for individuals and groups.
    • To support improved library education in South Carolina.
    • To support the Library Bill of Rights.
  • 5. FOSCL web site Find many online resources for your friends group
  • 6. FOSCL Promotional Materials
    • Newsletter
    • Listserv (see separate handout)
    • Bookmarks
    • “ Be a Friend” Brochure
  • 7. FOLUSA web site resources
    • About FOLUSA:
    • Awards and Winners
    • FOLUSA on the Road: Events Calendar
    • Resources for Friends:
    • FOLUSA's Partners
    • Books for Babies - Now Available in Spanish!
    • Literary Landmarks
    • State Friends Groups
    • FOLUSA's Listservs -- Friend to Friend Discussions
    • Fact Sheets
    • Friends Selling Books Online
    • FOR MEMBERS ONLY: The Friends Zone
    • Idea Bank:
    • Good Ideas from the Network
    • Book Sales
    • Fundraising
    • Junior Friends
    • Programs and Projects
  • 8. Video – 30 minutes
      • Friends in Action . Summary: In an interview format between the executive director of Friends of Libraries USA, Sandy Dolnick, and Peter Blum, a former FOLUSA Board member, they discuss some of the hundreds of ways Friends groups can help enrich the services of their libraries. But they highlight the four main activities that Friends groups can support: volunteerism, fundraising, programming and public relations/advocacy.
  • 9. Thank you Please feel free to contact us should you have any further questions. Nonie Price USC School of Library and Information Science [email_address] Dr. Curtis Rogers SC State Library [email_address]