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Title: The present state of library friends
Author(s): Dolnick, Sandy
Subject(s): Friends of the library
Abstract: 1 he Friends of Libraries Committee of the Public Relations Section of the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), as should be well known by now, has given birth to a new group called Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Some of the reasons which led to this development should be singled out. The first is the healthy state of friends of libraries today: there are at least 2000 groups, with a membership which has been conservatively estimated at one-half million members. The second is the directory which lists these groups. 1 The third is a book of essays on library friends groups, scheduled for publication in November 1980, complementing the book by Sarah Wallace issued in 1962.2 Another strong influence is the newsletter, called Friends of the Library National Notebook.3 Originally subsidized by LAMA, the newsletter was begun with the hope that 400 subscribers would be enlisted to cover expenses. Today we have 700; in the future the newsletter will be available only to the members of Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
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): 33-39.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (25th : 1979)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0878450548
ISSN: 0536-4606
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10

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