Outreach to develop or nurture Friends groups statewide is supported by a system of ambassadors.

If you are interested in reinvigorating or starting your library Friends group, please contact our experts:

  Region Ambassadors Email
  Northeast: Karen Alexander and/or Candace Baird
  Northwest: Dr. Karen Neurohr and/or Linda Pye
  Southwest: Angie Lewis and/or Terry Jordan
  Southeast: Dr. Bill Hagen


UNITED for Libraries, The New Voice for America’s Libraries

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.(FOLUSA) and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) joined forces to become an expanded division of ALA known as United for Libraries. Through this partnership, United for Libraries brings together libraries’ voices to speak out on behalf of library services and free public access to information.

United for Libraries is a national network of enthusiastic library supporters who believe in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses. No one has a stronger voice for libraries than those who use them, raise money for them, and govern them. By uniting these voices, library supporters everywhere will become a real force to be reckoned with at the local, state, and national levels.



List of Friends Groups