ALTAFF to host Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Midwinter Meeting
For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST on Friday, Jan. 20 at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.
ALTAFF’s popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations and citizen advocates, followed by roundtable discussions geared toward each group. Keynote speaker Dr. Ron Heezen, executive director of the Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, La., will give a dynamic presentation titled “Teeter-tottering on the Edge of the Future: Transforming Libraries,” which examines the reasons why libraries are critically important. Heezen will show how technological developments continue to spiral upward and talk about the ultimate impact on libraries. He will also present three of the “must-do” activities to keep library facilities useful and responsive to citizen needs.
Friends of the Allen (Texas) Public Library Board Member Jane Bennett will discuss the award-winning group’s successful membership drives, programs and community partnerships. In addition, a representative from the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma County, Okla.), will discuss the group’s highly successful used book sales, which raised more than $250,000 in a single weekend.
The day will begin with a meet-and-greet and coffee at 8:30 a.m. The program will wrap up with roundtable discussions, followed by a boxed lunch.
Advance registration for Nuts & Bolts is $50. On-site registration, while space available, is $75. The event code is CFL1. The first 50 people to register for Nuts & Bolts and the Advocacy Institute will save $25 off their combined registration.
“Mobilizing Community Support for Your Library, an Advocacy Institute Workshop,” will be held on Friday afternoon directly following Nuts & Bolts, from 1 to 4 p.m. CST. The Institute will highlight ALA President Molly Raphael’s focus on engaging and mobilizing Friends and Trustee groups, opinion-makers and civic organizations to support all types of libraries. Presenters include Dr. Jennifer Martin, Ph.D., senior associate provost and dean of the graduate school, Texas Woman's University; Ed Palmer, chairman, Municipal Library Board, Dallas, and Rocco Staino, retired director of the Mary I. Keefe Library, North Salem (N.Y.) Central Schools and contributing editor, School Library Journal. The Advocacy Institute Workshop is sponsored by ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Texas Library Association, and ALTAFF.
Advance registration for the Advocacy Institute Workshop is $50. On-site registration, while space is available, is $75. The event code is OLA1. The first 50 people to register for Nuts & Bolts and the Advocacy Institute will save $25 off their combined registration.
Learn more about ALTAFF events during the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
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.