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2011 Goals for the Federation of Friends



1. To strengthen Friends membership in each branch organization by:
• Assisting in the establishment and reformation of Friends groups for all branches
• Encouraging members to seek out individuals for the Federation and individual Friends groups who can fully participate in all Friends activities
• Supporting DCPL’s goal to give equal attention and maintenance to all branches, and
• Adding a Membership Officer position to the Federation of Friends Executive Committee

2. To raise awareness of the Federation by establishing relationships and, if applicable, partnerships with:
• The DCPL Foundation
• The DCPL Board of Trustees
• All Elected officials charged with the stewardship of the libraries including but not limited to ANC’s, civic organizations, local businesses, and schools as well as other community stakeholders.

3. To actively market the Federation by:
• Developing communication and marketing materials
• Improving the Federation website with timely updates, linkage to the DCPL website and encouraging more use and input
• Promoting Friends activities in the local media, DCPL Website and ALTAFF

4. Resource Development
• Identify sources of funding and other revenue streams

Adopted by the Executive Committee 2.5.11

Federation Elects New Officers

The Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library elected new officers on October 28, 2009. The 2010-2011 Executive Committee of the Federation is:

  • President – Susan Haight (West End)
  • Vice-President – vacant*
  • Secreatary – Wendy Blair (Literary Friends)
  • Treasurer – Richard Huffine (Mt. Pleasant)

* Sharon Turner (Woodridge) agreed to continue serving until a Vice President can be appointed by the Executive Committee.

The next meeting of the Federation is scheduled for 8:00 am, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 4th floor, 901 G Street, NW.

Federation Calendar

This is just an update of upcoming dates that Friends of the DC Public Library need to be aware of:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 11:00 am
Council Hearing on the 2010 Proposed Budget for the DC Public Library
Room 123, DC Council Building , 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 6:00 pm
Federation Meeting
Board Room (4th Floor, Director’s Suite), MLKJr Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 6:30-8:00 pm
Francis Gregory: Progress Report for the Community on Design of New Library
Francis Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Avenue, SE

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 6:30 pm
Final Georgetown Community Meeting on the Georgetown Library Renovation
Georgetown Interim Library, 3307 M Street, NW

May 27, 2009 at 6 pm
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW

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