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Title: Leadership dynamics and the governing board of a library friends group
Author(s): Horwitz, Tem
Subject(s): Friends of the library Leadership
Abstract: IVather than attempt to lay down hard and fast rules or to set up models for the administration of a library friends group, I would like to share some observations about the structure, functions, and organizational patterns that appear to work best in tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations. My remarks apply to situations where the friends group is legally empowered as the board of trustees or directors of a corporation ; where this group is part of a larger governing body; and where this group is in reality an auxiliary board with limited or no formal power. Every successful not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization with which I have worked has been blessed with one very strong guiding spirit. This person has usually been either the chairman or president of the friends group, or the executive director of the organization. There is always one person who has a vision, a strong will, and the commitment to see that this vision is translated into a program.
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): 85-90.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (25th : 1979)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/547
ISBN: 0878450548
ISSN: 0536-4606
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10
 

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