United for Libraries Webinars
United for Libraries now offers affordable recorded webinars/webcasts that you can access 24/7 from the comfort of your own home, work, or the library. All you need is a computer with speakers or headset, Internet connection, and a Web browser. United for Libraries personal and group members receive significant discounts on the registration cost.
FREE Webinar: Anatomy of a Successful Library Campaign: Real World Tips for Getting the Funding You Need
Tues., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Eastern Time
The webinar will feature Libby Post of Communication Services and Doreen Hannon, executive director of the Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library, who will discuss the library’s successful millage campaign, developed thanks to a Neal-Schuman grant. Register now for this free webinar.
Doreen Hannon received a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a MLIS degree from Wayne State University. She has worked at the Salem-South Lyon District Library (SSLDL) since 1996 and has served as Library Director since 2002. Libby Post, one of United for Libraries' advocacy consultants, has been working with public libraries to pass funding and district initiatives as well as building referendums since 2005. She is the founder of the Library Campaign Training Institute and has a success rate of over 80%. She consulted with Salem-South Lyon Library District and helped the library lay out a successful strategy for their millage campaign.
Free Webcast on How to Start a Friends Group
United for Libraries coordinated the eighth annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20-26, 2013. As part of the celebration, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed presented a free webinar on how to start a Friends of the Library group. View the webcast
Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees Webinar
Led by United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed, learn tips and strategies for working effectively with your Trustees. Topics include orientation for new Trustees, understanding roles, meetings, emergencies, and effective communication. Presented live on April 9, 2013, the recording is now avaialble FREE to United for Libraries Board of Trustees group members and personal members in the Trustee section. Members can login to access the link and additional resources.
Engaging Today's Volunteers for Libraries and Friends
The baby boomers are retiring! And...they are volunteering in large numbers in communities across the country. If libraries and Friends groups aren’t successful in recruiting this special group, some other community agency will be. This three-part series of webcasts is designed to inform library Friends, Trustees, and staff about this new generation of baby boomer volunteers — how they are different from volunteers in the past, what they want from service opportunities, and how libraries and Friends can attract them. Courses include:
- Meet Today's New Volunteers
- Friends and Baby Boomers - Getting New Active Members for Your Group
- Library Volunteers - Bringing in Skilled and Committed Baby Boomers
Learn more, register, or access courses now! NOTE: Online registration is only available for the single-seat (member or non-member) option. To register for the multi-seat, single library site option, please see the registration form (PDF, 267 kb).
The United for Libraries Trustee Academy is a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries. The five online courses are taught by a professional in the field and are priced both a la carte so individual attendees can pick and choose what courses are important to them, and as a full curriculum that reflects discounted pricing per course. In addition, a board of Trustees can sign up for further discounts. Courses include:
- Trustee Basics, Part I
- Trustees Basics, Part II
- Working Effectively with the Library Director
- The Library's Budget
- Advocating for Your Library
- Evaluating the Library Director
Questions or Assistance
If you have any questions about the courses or registration please call the United for Libraries office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 between 9:30 and 5:00 EST or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mails are also monitored evenings and weekends to ensure a quick response.