Programming Librarian Guide to the ALA Annual Conference
New Orleans, June 23–28, 2011
These programs will give librarians tips and insight on fundraising to support community programming, events and outreach.
Friday, June 24
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Event code: ALT3
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ALTAFF’s popular Nuts & Bolts will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Friends, Trustees, Foundations, and citizen advocates, followed by roundtable discussions geared toward each group. Meet and greet with coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. A boxed lunch will be served at noon. Register for the Advocacy Institute and receive a discount on combined registration. Attendees are encouraged to bring brochures, flyers, and other library marketing materials to share.
Saturday, June 25
Nuts & Bolts for Academic Friends
Saturday, 8–10 a.m.
Friends groups in academic libraries have special needs. Come together with your peers in this session to discuss issues and trends specific to Friends groups in the academic setting. Share your experiences and learn from others. If you are thinking of starting a Friends group for your college, university, or community college library, this is the session for you. Featured speakers will include Samuel T. Huang, associate dean for advancement and development, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, and Charles Hanson, director of library services, Kettering University.
Anatomy of a Comprehensive Library Fundraising Program
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Whether you are new to development and fundraising, or perhaps current fundraising challenges have you considering “going back to basics,” this session will help you understand and implement the basic principles and practices of successful fundraising. Panelists will begin with a brief description of their own experiences, then lead a discussion in which session participants can share their own experiences and best practices in this area.
Speakers: Peter Pearson, President, Friends of St Paul Public Library, and Falona Joy, CFRE, Managing Partner, SNP Consultant Corp.
Fundraising: The Shape of Things to Come
Saturday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Funding is on everyone’s mind–with more organizations asking for funds and resources getting leaner, the session will help you figure out how to build sustainable revenue streams—what are funders looking for, how do you leverage your assets, how do you create internal partnerships to maximize revenue opportunities. Participants will brainstorm how to think outside the box to expand the funding base using current program offerings.
Speakers: Nancy Ali, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group
Categories: Fundraising, Partnerships & Collaboration
Public Programs That Work in Rural Libraries
Saturday, 4–5:30 p.m.
This will be a panel presentation and discussion of a variety of public programs with a proven success record in rural libraries. Each panelist will describe one or more programs that have worked in his or her library, from inception to implementation, including the development of the idea, funding sources, target audience, and how to replicate in another rural library.
Speakers: Larry Grieco, Library Director, Gilpin County Public Library; Dwight McInvaill, Director, Georgetown County Library
Categories: Fundraising, Programming Resources
Sunday, June 26
Innovative Library Fundraising
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–noon
We all have the capability to be creative. The challenge is how to channel the creativity in libraries to deliver exceptional fundraising results. Whether you’re currently facing fundraising challenges, or you want to be prepared for what may lie ahead, this session gives you real life examples from three different sized libraries who will share how they have delivered transformational fundraising strategy for their library.
Monday, June 27
Fundraising 101: Making Beautiful Music Together! 360 Degree Fundraising
Monday, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Everyone in your organization—at all levels—has an impact on fundraising throughout the year. This session will help you create cogent development strategies, develop partnerships, and craft messages to engage your entire organization so that everyone is singing the same song. Three experts will present tips and examples that will strengthen and focus your fundraising efforts during these challenging times.
ALA Advocacy University: Frontline Fundraising
Monday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
The hardest part of getting started with fundraising is figuring out what tools your library should use. The Frontline Fundraising Toolkit is an initiative of ALA President Roberta Stevens that empowers small and rural libraries to engage in fundraising without development staff. During this “own hall” session, you’ll interact with the toolkit writers who will walk through their sections, which provide current fundraising techniques and information to help you build a long-lasting base of support for your library.