[Michlib-l] FW: United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27, 2017

Membiela, Clare (MDE) MembielaC at michigan.gov
Mon Jun 5 13:38:37 EDT 2017


If you are heading to Chicago for ALA Annual this month, please take a look at the information below on programs sponsored by United for Libraries.  United for Libraries  is an ALA division that is focused towards Trustees and Friends groups. However,  the programs they are sponsoring are of interest to library directors, employees and supporters.

Please don't hesitate to share this information with members of Boards or Friends groups that would be interested.


Clare D. Membiela, MLS, J.D.
Library of Michigan
MembielaC at michigan.gov<mailto:MembielaC at michigan.gov>

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From: trustees-request at lists.ala.org [mailto:trustees-request at lists.ala.org] On Behalf Of Jillian Wentworth
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 10:24 AM
To: friends at lists.ala.org; foundations at lists.ala.org; statefriends at lists.ala.org; trustees at lists.ala.org
Subject: [trustees] United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27, 2017

United for Libraries at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017
Ticketed Events
[cid:image008.jpg at 01D2DE01.0777A1E0]The Gala Author Tea sponsored by Reference USA, featuring Jonathan Safran Foer (left), A.J. Finn, Brianna Wolfson, Celeste Ng, Allison Pataki, and Elly Griffiths, will be held Mon, June 26, 2-4 p.m. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow.

The Laugh's On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group will feature mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella along with headliner Paula Poundstone, plus James Breakwell and David Litt on Sun., June 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents<http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents>.

Workshops & Training
FREE: United for Libraries will host "Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations" at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Fri., June 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room.  [cid:image009.jpg at 01D2DE01.0777A1E0] Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. This year's theme will be board development. Speakers will include Peter Pearson, co-founder and lead consultant, Library Strategies; Libby Post, strategist-in-chief and president, Communication Services; Deirdre Brennan, executive director, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), and Kathy Caudill, Trustee, Ela Area Library Public Library District, Lake Zurich, Ill. The featured author (left) will be Amy E. Reichert (The Simplicity of Cider<http://www.amyereichert.com/the-simplicity-of-cider>), who is also a library Trustee. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 9:30 a.m. Roundtable discussions will be held on board recruitment, fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and more. Attendees will bring their own lunch (or purchase on site). The event is free; register online at www.ala.org/united/rsvp<http://www.ala.org/united/rsvp>. For the agenda, visit www.ala.org/united/sites/ala.org.united/files/content/events_conferences/annual/nuts_and_bolts_2017.pdf<http://www.ala.org/united/sites/ala.org.united/files/content/events_conferences/annual/nuts_and_bolts_2017.pdf>.
Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community will be held Sun.., June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.. at McCormick Place West, W193. Meet the author of the inaugural Book Club Central selection, chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker (to be revealed at the conference), and learn how to support and engage your community's book clubs. ALA President Julie Todaro will discuss her Book Club Central initiative. Additional speakers will include Cecilia Tovar, principal librarian, branch & public services, Santa Monica (Calif.) Public Library; Robin Hoklotubbe, retired PR and marketing coordinator for Santa Clarita Public Library (Calif.) and Friends of the Corona (Calif.) Public Library board member/consultant, and Jennifer Lohmann, NoveList Consultant, EBSCO, discussing NoveList resources and book club tips. Book Club Central, created in partnership with Booklist and United for Libraries, is an online platform of resources for book clubs.
[cid:image010.jpg at 01D2DE01.0777A1E0]FUN-Raising: Big and Small Ideas on Ways to Raise Funds, Friends, and Have Fun Along the Way will be held Sun.., June 25, 1-2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West, W178b. Fundraising doesn't have to be onerous! A panel of speakers will talk about fun and innovative ways to raise funds for your library without volunteer burnout. Hear about ideas for big and small libraries, Friends Groups and Foundations, and new trends in non-profit and library fundraising. Speakers will include Dwain Teague, director of development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; chair of LLAMA, FRFDS; Charity Tyler, executive director, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation, and Peter Pearson (left), principal consultant, Library Strategies. This program is presented by the Annual Conference Program Committee and co-sponsored with LLAMA.
Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library? (a joint discussion group with RUSA and Chapter Relations) will be held Sun. June 25, 1-2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West, W194b. What happens when a newspaper calls the library for a quote on a Saturday morning? Is it your Library Director or Trustee who answers an elected official's question about the library? In the event of a materials challenge, who serves as the library's spokesperson? Stuff happens, whether you work for a public, academic, or school library. Are you ready in a crisis, whatever it may be? This program/discussion will feature Macey Morales, deputy director of ALA's Public Awareness Office; Susan Jennings, past president of the Tennessee Library Association, and Brian Auger, director of the Somerset County (N.J.) Public Library. Participants will use scenarios and role-playing, and learn how to prepare statements and a crisis communication plan for their libraries.


For details on how to register, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/register<http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/register>.
For more information on United for Libraries programs, meetings, and discussion groups, visit www.ala.org/united/annual<http://www.ala.org/united/annual>.

Questions? Email jwentworth at ala.org<mailto:jwentworth at ala.org>.

Jillian Wentworth
Marketing/Public Relations Specialist
United for Libraries
A division of the American Library Association
859 W. Lancaster Ave., Unit 2-1
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161
fax (484) 698-7868

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