Friends & Trustees
Friends of the Library and Trustee groups are some of the powerhouses behind libraries. These groups frequently advocate on behalf of libraries and spend hours raising funds and volunteering their time to help make their local library a success. Find great resources on organizing a Friends group, offering training to trustees, and best practices for working with these groups.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 16 October 2016
A webinar presented in collaboration with ARSL outlining the steps of an engaged planning process, to align library capabilities with community needs and aspirations.
Webinar / Last Modified: 19 August 2016
This webinar presents a sustainable volunteer training and management model to apply when libraries have big dreams but lack the staffing required to pursue them.
Document / Last Modified: 17 August 2016
Fresh perspectives on volunteers in your library
Document / Last Modified: 10 March 2012
This handbook from Connecticut, created with the help of LSTA funding, shows how to start and run a Friends of the Library.
Document / Last Modified: 01 March 2012
A description of the responsibilities of the library's Director, Board of Trustees, and Friends.