April 4                    FOCAL Board meeting

March 29               Conversation on the Future of FOCAL – Dorothy Macnaughton


February 18          Starting a Friends Group - checklist - Jami van Haaften

January 21            Working Relationships - the Toolkit - Colin Plows   Toolkit   Presentation
                              Notes from teleconference -link

January 11            FOCAL Board meeting

November 10     FOCAL Board meeting

November 19         Relationship Between Friends, Staff and the Library Board – Jami  van Haaften -Article

October 22            Beyond Booksale
s - Jami  van Haaften - Presentation

October 21            FOCAL Communications Committee - agenda


Canadian Library Association Conference 2015
Volunteers - The Right Fit   Slides      Resources       

OLA Super Conference 2015

Branching out - multi-branch libraries and their friends
Presentation   Handout
Friends - adding value to your library
Presentation   Resources


OLS-North Conference - Sept. 2014

Friends of the Library:  starting and sustaining your Friends group
Presentation  -   PDF file

FOCAL toolkits

    Why you need Friends
    Roles and relationships
    Recruiting and retaining volunteers
    Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers -  
    Presentation  Part 1  Part 2
    Ten Tips for Recruiting Volunteers