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Title:Library friends publications
Author(s):Holman, William R.
Subject(s):Friends of the library
Abstract:Well-designed graphics and printing are essential for friends publications. In our service to both the library and the community, we stress the need for enlisting the most able and imaginative friends for our endeavors. We look for friends with knowledge and discrimination in expressing the library's various programs, services, and purposes. Any publication issued by the friends should reflect a warmth and grace that will motivate public interest and response for both the library and the friends. Aldous Huxley has said that "good printing can create a valuable spiritual state in the reader," the very state which we hope will promote increased receptiveness to the various projects sponsored by the friends. It is not uncommon for members of a friends organization to spend weeks or even months in analyzing, planning, and preparing lengthy annual reports, newsletters, and other publications. The investment is considerable; resulting publications should not be issued in a banal or unattractive manner. The cost of issuing a fine publication is little more than that of a mediocre one. It is merely a matter of type and graphic design, the selection of appropriate paper, and the careful use of illustrations. Today, it is practical for friends groups to produce publications at reasonable costs. Almost all libraries public, college, school, or university have at their disposal an offset duplicator, either located in the city, county, school, or college offices, or available through a local printer. Once the copy has been properly typeset, an overall design executed, and camera-ready copy prepared, any piece can be printed attractively on a limited budget.
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): 103-108.
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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