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. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/11/managing-libraries/lj-index/class-of-2013/americas-star-libraries-2013-top-rated-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.
Beyond 42nd Street