Friends helping Friends
Friends of the Library answers: This excellent document by Miriam Pollack is a must read for new Friends of the Library groups or those key members who would like to learn more about a Friends of the Library group. PDF
How to start a Friends of the Library courtesy of United for Libraries. PDF
Friends of South Carolina Libraries: In 2008, the Friends of South Carolina polled their state Friends groups. The extensive results are very interesting and helpful to those looking for new ideas. PDF
Understanding Board Member Needs This handbook subtitled, "Why Don't Board Members Do What They're Supposed to Do?" is an insightful look at board members and how they engage or why they don't. Courtesy of Hardy Smith. PDF
Library Board Effectiveness Training for Friends of the Library Boards-NEW!
Offered Free to CPLA Members
This is a new 3-hour workshop provided for Friends of the Library Boards upon request. A visiting CPLA Board member with expertise in Friends of the Library Board development will conduct a discussion of Friends activities and answers questions about best practices and board development. The library director participates along with the Friends of the Library in order to get everyone on the same page. For more information, please contact Deborah Doyle