New and noteworthy: Philanthropy and libraries

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Original languageEnglish
JournalLibrary Leadership and Management
Volume32
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2018

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Carla Hayden, the current Librarian of Congress, emphasizes the importance of community building and the importance of philanthropy in a 2016 interview for Library Journal by Executive Editor Meredith Schwartz.4 Hayden sees a need for an increase in private donations to the Library, or as she calls it, “patriotic philanthropy.” Dr. James H. Billington, Hayden’s immediate predecessor, founded the James Madison Council, an advisory group comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors. Hayden cites projects ranging from digitization of collections to the establishment of the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation) as examples of areas of interest for optnetial odnors. Key to ethusccess fo e tibLhraries’ ferftso is “friend-raising,” a term emphasizing the personal relationships that are key to successful and long-lasting philanthropic efforts. Writes Schwartz, “Hayden is fully prepared to use her honeymoon period and the interest generated by her historic appointment to start outreach to theupblicmimediately, evensahseestsCL’sohuseniroderbehind the scenes”(p.22).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

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