We need more Friends!
From time to time, I have had the opportunity to review the bylaws of the Friends of the TCU Library. Adopted on January 28, 1972, the bylaws prescribe the structure and organizational purpose of the Friends. They also represent the date on which the Friends of the TCU Library was founded.
When studying the bylaws, I always read Article II with enthusiasm, for it defines the purpose of the Friends. Article II reflects that on that January evening in 1972, at the Mary Couts Burnett Library, the founders of the Friends had a vision. The vision included, among other things, a commitment to enhance the appreciation of the TCU Library, and to provide assistance to the Library in ways that are beyond the Library's budget. The founders envisioned the purpose of the Friends as being:
Clearly, we are a success; but as we approach the start of our
next twenty-five years, the
TCU Library will be facing increased demands for resources, and
greater competition for those
resources. The Library needs the Friends more than ever. And we
need more Friends! If we are
to maintain or exceed our current level of success, we must
continue to grow, both in
membership and participation. Our growth must be commensurate
with the growth of the
Library's needs. So spread the word. We need more Friends!
With growth, we can continue to
fulfill our commitment to the TCU Library, just as the Friends
intended twenty-five years ago.