With a little help
from my friends : Freundeskreise und Fördervereine
für Bibliotheken / hrsg. von Petra Hauke und Rolf Busch.
Mit Unterstützung des Deutschen Bibliotheksverbandes
e. V. - Bad Honnef : Bock + Herchen, 2005. - 336 S. : Ill.
- (Bibliothek und Gesellschaft) - (Beiträge zur bibliothekarischen
Weiterbildung ; 19) - ISBN 3-88347-244-1 - 38.50 €
can read/download the entire book here.
work of the civil society has become an essential factor
in the existence and quality of public as well as research
libraries in the recent years. This can be seen in the growing
number of support organisations and 'friends' of libraries.
1975, the German Library Association (DBV) counted 45 active
groups of such organisations in Germany – today, the German
'Library Calendar' (Bibliothekskalender) and the 'Yearbook
of Public Libraries in Germany' (Jahrbuch der öffentlichen
Bibliotheken) report the existence of more than 300.
The presence of about 100 participants at the conference
also showed the widespread interest in the topic.
on the project (pdf)
the basis of lectures given at the conference and further
texts by well-known authors, an anthology on the topic will
be created during the summer term 2005.
aims at providing new insights in the work of voluntary
organisations in the civil society who devote themselves
to libraries. The book wants to reach members of such organisations
(and those to be!) as well as librarians and the interested
to the book come from members of research libraries (Berlin,
Munich, Wolfenbüttel) as well as public libraries (e.g.
Bremen, Halle, Solingen). Examples from foreign countries
(Vienna, FOLUSA – Friends of Libraries
Library Campaign, UK) as well as more general reports
on voluntary (library-) work in the civil society complete
project is supported by the DBV.
to be dealt with:
exactly do support organisations and 'friends' do?
are they organised?
are their goals?
were the reasons they were founded?
legal problems can arise when supporting an organisation?
strategies, possibilities and platforms are required in
order to guarantee an effective exchange of information?