1979: Organizing the Library's Support: Donors, Volunteers, and Friends

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 25, 1979); Edited by Donald W. Krummel

On November 11-14, 1979, the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science sponsored the twenty-fifth annual Allerton Park Institute at Robert Allerton Park near Monticello, Illinois. This silver jubilee conference was devoted to the work of auxiliary groups which support libraries through donations of time, enthusiasm, political encouragement, money, and books.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Wedel, Cynthia (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    V olunteers can and should be an important part of every nonprofit organization. This is not only to save money though it can do that but because it is a right of people to have an active share in those institutions ...

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  • Seaton, Elaine (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    JDriends of the Library: so benign, so helpful, so ... friendly! Yet, so often when one mentions the subject to library administrators reactions are heard which range from, "Oh yes, we had a group years ago, when we had ...

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  • Sanberg, Thomas G. (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    Development is an appropriate term for describing the essential function which sustains most nonprofit, contribution-reliant institutions. To develop is to activate or to grow; the development function is concerned with ...

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  • Mosher, Paul H. (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    By 1930 there were emulative friends groups at Columbia, Yale, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins, and the number grew substantially during the next four decades. While the process of growth has been substantial, it has undergone ...

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  • Mathews, Anne J. (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980)
    1 he pre-White House Governor's Conferences on Library and Information Services have served to emphasize to all of us the importance of citizen input to and interest in libraries and library services. From around ...

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