For immediate release | June 13, 2017

United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries will host “Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations” on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W181a, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Board development is a key factor of success for library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations. This program will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss evaluating the current composition of your board, identifying qualifications for future board members, board self-evaluation, board orientation, job descriptions, and succession planning.

Speakers will include

  • Lisa Kippur, executive assistant to the deans at University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.
  • Paula Beswick, library consultant.
  • Charity Tyler, executive director, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation.
  • David Baker, JD, principal, Giving Design.

This program is presented by the United for Libraries Annual Conference Program Committee.

For a detailed listing of United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, as well as information on purchasing tickets and registering, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.

Ways to stay in touch and get updates include: Annual Conference website; Twitter (@alaac and #alaac17), Facebook Event, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram (#alaac17).

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Jillian Wentworth

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries