Trustees, Friends, & Foundations
Welcome to the Trustees, Friends, & Foundations Newsletter!
This will come out monthly to update folks on items relevant to those who work as or with Trustees, Friends, and Foundations.
Public records requests are a way for journalists and other interested parties to find out information about request for reconsideration forms that have been submitted to libraries and gain insight into book challenges that are happening at libraries near them. A legal debate in Colorado has raised the question of whether individuals submitting request for reconsideration forms are protected by library privacy laws or if their names and other identifying information is public record along with the rest of the request...
High-profile book banning and boycott stories have included everything from Susan Meyers and Marla Frazee’s Everywhere Babies to Pizza Hut’s Book It! program, which some attacked in June for featuring LGBTQ books in celebration of Pride Month. These stories, especially when shared on social media, have accelerated the culture wars and negatively affected library workers and administrators, their work, and their roles in their communities. Here, American Libraries highlights five such stories...
UNITED FOR LIBRARIES RESOURCES
Virginia library staff and stakeholders (folks like
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First Amendment Audits: What Your Library Board and Staff Need to Know
Friends of the Library and the Future of Booksales
Friends and Trustees Under 40: Recruit Them, Retain Them, Engage Them
Broadening the Scope of Small/Mid-Sized Library Foundations
Friendraising & Fundraising Ideas for Friends Groups and Libraries of All Sizes
Hear from Friends of the Library groups across the country about their unique and scalable fundraisers and how they work with the library to raise funds and support.
Get the Most Out of Find It VA -- JobNow & VetNow
Learn how library staff can use the Find It VA resources JobNow and VetNow to support patrons looking for a new career path or coming out of the military with live coaching, writing help, test prep, resume tools, and more.
Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff
This webinar explores communication tools and strategies for boards and library staff to be better prepared for unknown changes.
Click on the image to learn more about each title, and then use your local library to request them from the Library of Virginia.
Has your Board of Trustees, Friends Group, or Foundation had some outstanding work featured lately in your area that you'd like to share it with the wider Virginia library world?
Share that "Good News" with Public Library Consultant, Reagen Thalacker by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the link to the article to be highlighted in the next monthly newsletter!
This newsletter is brought to you by the Library Development & Networking Division of the Library of Virginia. Funding for this is provided through the Virginia General Assembly and the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS).