From time to time FOTL will share with everyone information that is relevant to libraries and their advocates. Resources related to operations within Tennessee Friends’ groups will be reserved for FOTL members only.
- FOTL Annual Meeting 2016 PRESENTATIONS BOOKLET
- “Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading,” issued May 1, 2013, by the Pew Research Center, reports, “Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.” For details, here is a link to the summary of the findings of the research.
- United for Libraries offers a free downloadable guide to successful advocacy campaigns.
- “U. S. Public LIbraries and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)” examines the effects of BTOP on closing the digital divide. It asserts, “America’s public libraries serve as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to building digitally inclusive communities. According to a 2010 study from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), about one-third of Americans used library computers in one year, and the three most common uses they report are: education (42 percent), employment (40 percent) and health (37 percent).”
- Tool Kit for Building a Library Friends Group
- As one of the first supporters of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, FOTL partners with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation to encourage parents to enroll their children from birth to the start of school in order to receive books monthly at no charge.