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Title:Library friends groups and their "perquisites"
Author(s):Briscoe, Marianne G.
Subject(s):Friends of the library
Abstract:Although the benefits offered to library friends or regular donors are often called "perquisites" ("perks" for short), the term is troublesome when it implies that the goods, services, or privileges offered in exchange for an annual payment are justly due the donor. Managers of library friends groups who view benefits as "just deserts" may not take advantage of their full potential. Instead of wondering what a library benefactor deserves in exchange for a contribution, we ought to look for the best use we can make of an opportunity to give something to a regular donor. We need to ponder how to make an advantage out of what is frequently viewed as an obligation.
Issue Date:1980
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In D.W. Krummell (ed) Organizing the library's support: donors, volunteers, friends (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 11-14, 1979): 97-102.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (25th : 1979)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-10

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