PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), sponsored the fifth annual National Friends of Libraries Week on Oct. 17-23, 2010. ALTAFF is now seeking feedback from Friends groups on how they participated in the celebration and how to make the 2011 celebration even better. Friends groups are asked to complete a survey about National Friends of Libraries Week at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVQFYJP. The survey will be open through Dec. 15, 2010.
National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate. Friends groups can use the time to creatively promote their group in the community, raise awareness and promote membership. The celebration also offers an excellent opportunity for the library staff and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.
ALTAFF is accepting applications for its fourth year of financial awards in conjunction with National Friends of Libraries Week. Entries are due by Dec. 1, 2010. Awards will be given for activities held during this past National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23, 2010. Application materials are available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/grants_awards. For more information about National Friends of Libraries Week, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/events_conferences/folweek.
ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) with approximately 3,500 Friends of the Library, Trustee, Foundation and individual members and affiliates representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. Begun in early 2009, the new division brings together Trustees, Friends, and Foundation members into a partnership that unites the voices of citizens for libraries to create a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information about ALTAFF, please visit www.ala.org/altaff or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or email@example.com.