Chapter 24 of Trustee Essentials – “Library Friends and Library Foundations” – http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/files/pld/pdf/te24.pdf
United for Libraries / American Library Association – “Foundations Fact Sheets” and “Organizational Tools” – http://www.ala.org/united/foundations
Wisconsin Library Association – Library Trustees and Friends – http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/wltf
As you look through these resources, you will read the same messages – Friends groups and Foundations serve distinct purposes. Effective communication between the two groups is always crucial. Regarding composition of the Foundation Board, keep in mind that while representation on the Foundation Board from your library board is important, you will need to avoid having a quorum of library board members serving on the Foundation Board.
Denise Anton Wright, Public Library Administration Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction July 2014