Sunday, November 3, 2013

Daily Thoughts 11/03/2013

Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA. Painting by John White Alexander: The Manuscript Book

Daily Thoughts 11/03/2013

I spent some time looking through the websites of the 2013 America’s Star Libraries.

I am reading about Ian Fleming's first bond novels, Casino Royale and Live and Let Die. Ian Fleming wrote his first novels after he was married when he was middle aged.

I have been reading more of Beyond Book Sales The Complete Guide to Raising Real Money for Your Library Edited by Susan Dowd. There is a lot of focus on what the Friends of the Library can do for a library. There is also a reminder that friend building comes before fund building. While I was at the laundromat, I finished reading the book. I found the sections on bequests and planned giving to be very interesting. The book reminds us that 75% of fundraising comes from individual donors. I also liked the sample gift acceptance policy in the back of the book.

Web Bits

Beyond 42nd Street

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