ASSOCIATIONS, GROUPS, FOUNDATIONS
Information on associations, clubs, foundations, unions, publishers
and other organizations can be found using many of the same tools. Directories list the individual organizations with
brief information about each. If you are using book format directories most have indexes. You will need to look at
each book to see how it is arranged. Some are arranged by the name of the
organization, but some are listed by the major subject interest of the group.
Patrons often ask for addresses of groups, or need the names of groups that
exist with interests in a particular subject area.
Private or for profit groups are sometimes listed in different reference
books than charitable, nonprofit or government agencies, but in some
sources all of these are listed together.
WORKSHEET FOR GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
What is the name of the group the patron is seeking?
Is the patron sure of the name?
What subject does the group deal with, or what subject is the patron seeking information about?
Where did the patron hear of the group? (Be as specific as possible. For example: In the Star-Tribune on July 23,
Exactly what does the patron want to know? Address? Phone? Name of the officers? What the group does?
When did the patron hear of the group? Is it new? Has it been around a long time? Can you place any specific dates on when the patron is sure it existed?
The Foundation Directory
Nebraska Library Commission's Electronic Library Directories and Indexes
Nebraska Library Commission's Electronic Library Grant Resources