Friends of Canadian Libraries (FOCAL) was officially formed in 1998 as a national
association for Friends of Library groups. Our volunteer Executive Committee
provides conference programming, regional workshops, the FOCAL POINT
newsletter and website and a variety of other events, programs and resources.

FOCAL Membership Benefits and Value

                October, 2015

 

• Receive FOCAL POINT newsletter four times a year (by e-mail or by regular mail)

Access to FOCAL email distribution list for all members of your local Friends
   group

Free access for FOCAL teleconference workshops $10 per teleconference
   workshop for non-members

Notification of FOCAL teleconference, regional workshops and conference
   sessions

Paid up Friends group can apply for the Gabriele Schreiber Friends of the
   Year Award (value in publicity, $1000 of Random House books to this Friends'
   library or $750, if there are two winners)

Discount on How to Form Your Friends of the Library Group manual 
   $45 for members; $65 for non-members (benefit - $20)

Free copy of the "Selling Books Online" booklet $5+shipping (shipping
   costs can be eliminated by sending booklet electronically, when possible)

1 vote for each Friends group (listed contact person or alternate) or an
   individual with a membership or a representative of an organization with
   a membership at FOCAL's Annual General  
   Meeting or Special Meeting