United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Midwinter

For Immediate Release
Mon, 01/26/2015


Jillian Kalonick

Markting/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries


PHILADELPHIA  – United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 at McCormick Place West, W185bc during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations and advocates (download the agenda PDF, 105 kb). Those planning to attend the Nuts & Bolts program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting should RSVP to united@ala.org. Speakers include:

  • Donor Relationships: Stewardship & Communication: Catherine Brown, chief operating officer and Veronica Brown, director of individual giving and communications, Chicago Public Library Foundation.
  • Donor and Board Member Development: Paula Beswick; foundation director, Bozeman (Montana) Library Foundation.
  • How to Book an Author at Your Library: Virginia Stanley, director; academic and library Marketing, HarperCollins and Erica Melnichok, library marketing manager; Penguin Random House.
  • Grassroots Advocacy - Working with your State Elected Officials: Kip Kolkmeier, Illinois Library Association legislative consultant.

Roundtable discussions will be held on fundraising, marketing, social media, book sales, the role of Trustees and more.

Those planning to attend the Nuts & Bolts program should RSVP to united@ala.org. For information on registering to attend United for Libraries programs, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/midwinter.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries 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 or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.