In his article “Ten Top Tips for Occasional Lobbyists,” lobbyist Stewart Clifton advises advocates for libraries to “Be part of a group and identify yourself as a group member/representative and act accordingly. Lone-ranger lobbyists seldom succeed.”
To add your voice to the voices of Friends of Tennessee Libraries, join using the form below or print out the membership application and send, along with a check payable to Friends of Tennessee Libraries, to FOTL Membership Chair Connie Albrecht, 1560 Country Club Place, Cookeville, TN 38501-2062.
Both individuals and organizations will have access to the following benefits of membership in FOTL:
- Four issues of the FOTL newsletter each year, bringing you news about FOTL projects, activities of other Friends’ groups, and reports about libraries in Tennessee and beyond
- Daily postings on our Facebook page (link to Facebook)
- Current information on our website, including links for Members Only
- Grants to support Friends’ projects related to fundraising, membership, and advocacy
- Awards for outstanding contributions by individuals or groups to Tennessee libraries (photo of Emma Ruth Catlett with Connie Albrecht)