Who is FOLA?
The mission of the Friends of the Kettering University Library and Scharchburg Archives (FOLA) is to serve as an advocate for library and archival services as vital centers of learning at Kettering University. FOLA is a group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who understand that the library and archives are two of Kettering University's most important resources. They are united by their determination to enrich these resources and to help serve the University and the community.
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Why does Kettering University’s Library and Archives need Friends?
The academic life of a university revolves around its library. The Kettering University Library and Scharchburg Archives serve a dynamic student body, an active research and teaching faculty, and a vibrant local community. The library provides access to information in whatever forms necessary to whoever needs it. Fulfilling these goals in these rapidly changing times is a great challenge, which can only be met by the dedicated service of the library and archival staff and friends. The goal of FOLA is to bring about the continuous improvement of the library and archives, to promote academic research, and to advance technologically, all of which will benefit our patrons.
What can I do?
Join FOLA! Membership is easy. Your contributions make it possible for the library and archives to continue giving excellent service and attention to the Kettering Community. There are many levels of participation.
Print the membership form and return by mail or join online.
Be sure to indicate FOLA in the designation section of the online donation form.
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Benefits of becoming a member:
- Membership card and information packet
- Ability to check out library materials
- Quarterly email newsletter, mailed on request
- Announcements to FOLA sponsored events and programs
- Opportunity to serve on committees and participate in Friends activities
- Contributions are tax deductible
- Friends at the Book Sponsor Level receive the additional benefit of having their name affixed to a bookplate in a new book in the library collection. Book topic may be designated by sponsor.
How do Friends Contribute?
There are many ways that Library and Scharchburg Archive Friends can contribute to the growth and development of the library. In addition to fund raising projects like the used book sale and Murder Mystery Dinner, FOLA sponsors speaker series each spring and fall, gaming nights and holiday receptions for students, and the mounting of informational displays. FOLA works on public outreach projects to strengthen community ties to the Kettering Library and Archives.
Are donationas tax deductible?
Contributions to the Friends are federal tax deductible as provided by law.
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