Publications

Reed, Sally Gardner and Beth Nawalinski. Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends. Neal-Schuman, 2008. Flipping through this title, one idea is more arresting and exciting than the next! Strategic plans, “member-raising” tips, planning for advocacy, bookselling, and community outreach efforts are just some of the topics. For both new and established Friends groups. See 101+ below.

Reed, Sally Gardner. 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends: Marketing, Fundraising, Friends
Development, and More. Neal-Schuman, 2004. Lots of financially rewarding and fun ideas for any group. Step-by-step instructions will help Friends replicate the ideas compiled from groups’ submissions about high profile programs, advocacy campaigns, increasing memberships, and efficient group operations. Includes examples of by-laws, missions, and duties of officers.

Reed, Sally Gardner. The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly: A Librarian’s Guide to Working with Friends Groups. ALA Publishing, 2017. Includes best practices from Friends nationwide on fund-raising, advocacy, programs, and membership development. Focused on getting positive results through developing leadership skills, staff/Friends/Board of Trustees partnerships, and motivating groups, harnessing their goodwill and enthusiasm to support and serve the library.

These links were last checked in December 2020. Please email the FONCPL webmaster to report any broken links or any additional resources you recommend. We have purposely not included Federal and State links regarding employees as very few Friends pay employees or independent consultants.