Friends 04-07-17 Agenda & Minutes
BCCLS FRIENDS of the Library Committee Agenda
Friday, April 7, 1-3 pm
Maywood Public Library
1. Approve Minutes from 2/17/17 Meeting
2. Old Business
Review March 8 Fundraisers & Friendraisers
3. New Business
Performers’ Showcase, Thursday, May 4, 10 am-12:30 pm
Scheduling of performers
Food for performers and attendees
Set up logistics
4. Next meeting date
In our future
- Tuesday, October 24-Friends Breakfast
- Wednesday, December 5 (Snow date is December 6) 10 am-12 noon, Hasbrouck Heights PL, topic to be determined.
BCCLS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Friday, April 7, 2017
Maywood Public Library
Ellen O’Keefe, Chair – Northvale
Emiliana Tuohey – Fair Lawn
Camille Valentino – Emerson
Jeanne Sylvester – Nutley
Darlene Swistock – BCCLS
Donna Perkosky – Paramus
Melissa Singlevich – Hasbrouck Heights
Robin Rockman – Oradell
Lynn Kloss – Teaneck Friends
Ella Urdang – Englewood Friends
Ellen shared her observations of the advocacy meeting held earlier in the day at Hasbrouck Heights. A suggestion was made that our December meeting focus on activism and Library advocacy.
Review of “Friendraisers” workshop
We reviewed the feedback from the “Friendraising” workshop. The feedback questionnaire indicated that the program was a success and proved helpful to the attendees. We discussed the dissemination of and access to the handout. Ellen will look into posting it through the BCCLS.org website under “Support Your Library” and having clickable content so that it is easy access for all.
Upcoming Showcase, May 4, 2017
We then reviewed the venue for the performers. Ellen will check on the use of the piano and sound systems etc. Performers should be advised to bring their own equipment as needed.
We settled on approximately 10 performances – 6 performing arts and 4 speakers, authors. These need to be reconfirmed. We estimated that each performer will take about 10 minutes (or less).
The invitation to the event (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org) will include a request for highly recommended performers. Jeanne Sylvester will organize the programming resources. The deadline for submissions is April 18. Emiliana Tuohey will prepare the email requesting the performers and the invitation to attend the event. It was decided that we will send a second and third message as reminders.
9:00 am – Committee members and performers arrive
9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am -11:30 am Showcase
12 Lunch for performers (get RSVP from performers)
Darlene will prepare the schedule of performers. Emiliana will develop a program to be handed out to the participants.
-October 24 Friends Breakfast
-December 5th TBD
Next meeting scheduled for Friday, 10 am, April 21, Glen Rock Public Library