Friends Groups – What To Know!

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  • 1. Friends Groups: What to Know Presented by: Dr. Curtis R. Rogers Director, Division of Statewide Library Services South Carolina State Library
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Handouts
    • FOSCL – Friends of South Carolina Libraries
    • Q&A Discussion
    • Video – Making Friends
  • 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
    • Programming Planning (green)
    • Basic Fundraising (white)
  • 4.  
  • 5. 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.
  • 6.  
  • 7. FOSCL Materials
    • Newsletter
    • Listserv (see separate handout)
    • Bookmarks
  • 8. Q&A
    • After the Video we can have an open discussion
    • You may also contact me:
      • Dr. Curtis R. Rogers
      • SC State Library
      • PO Box 11469
      • Columbia, SC 29211
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Phone: 803-734-8928
  • 9. Video – 20 minutes
    • Making Friends – organizing your library’s Friends group (1988)
    • Other video available to you from the SC State Library:
      • 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.