How to Take Your Friends From DRAB to FAB
Presented by Carmen Higgins, Becky Spratford and Nikki Zimmermann for ILA 2014
Does your group look like this, wobbly, unstable and distressed in need of being redone, refurbished or restored?
Think of this next discussion like the Fashion Police. What does the FOL fund at your library?
Are you funding things that are getting stale?
How does what you request for funding reflect on your style/attitude? Do you appear out of date?
Is it the same tired old thing? We all have our comfort zones and by definition keep going back to the same old thing.
Break out of that comfort zone and try something new! Choose things that speak to your library’s values: innovation? technology? green initiatives?
How often do funding requests occur at your library?
Change your wardrobe…but don’t break the bank (i.e.How often is too often?) Are you freshening your look with the seasons, or are you trying to be too trendy and shopping every week?
Would reducing the number of times you make requests be less stressful on both the staff and the FOL?
Is it flattering?
Does it show off your assets?
Does it reflect the image you want to portray?
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