ALTAFF publications available to members at a major discount
For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association, is making two publications, "The Complete Library Trustee Handbook" and "Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends," available to its members at special prices. Quantities of both titles are limited.
In "The Complete Library Trustee Handbook," ALTAFF Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed draws on her years of success as a library director and executive director of Friends of Libraries U.S.A. to provide Trustees with straightforward, easy-to-read guidance on how to make the most of their vital role. She guides readers through important issues such as sustainable fundraising and advocacy, strategic planning, director-Trustee collaboration and policy development. Readers of "The Complete Library Trustee Handbook" will be brought up to speed on board effectiveness, board ethics issues, conflicts of interest and efficient meeting management. A chapter on key issues for libraries addresses intellectual freedom, user privacy, pay equity for library workers, privatization of public libraries and funding. ALTAFF members can purchase the book for $35, plus $4.95 shipping and handling. All others may purchase from Neal-Schuman Publishers at the list price of $60, plus $9 shipping and handling.
"Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends" features programs and best practices to help connect with your community. This publication is a follow-up to "101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends," which is available as a free digital download to all ALTAFF members. Following an introduction which sets the stage for effective library/community partnerships, the book features tips on innovative programs, successful fundraising, strategic advocacy, powerful public relations, memorable membership campaigns and more. Each idea is presented with practical instructions, graphics and implementation tools so the programs can be adapted successfully and creatively to match any library’s specific needs and opportunities. ALTAFF members can purchase the book for $40 plus $4.95 shipping and handling. All others may purchase from Neal-Schuman Publishers at the list price of $74.95, plus $9 shipping and handling.
ALTAFF members receive not only discounts on publications, but also digital access to publications geared specifically toward Friends, Foundations and Trustees. Members also receive ALTAFF’s bimonthly newsletter The Voice, eligibility for grants and awards, access to in-depth online toolkits and much more. For a complete list of benefits and to join ALTAFF, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/membership. To order ALTAFF publications, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/products_services/publications or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.
ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/altaff, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.