For immediate release | December 26, 2013

United for Libraries to host discussion groups for friends, trustees and foundations at Midwinter

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host discussion groups for Friends group members, trustees and library Foundation staff/volunteers at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. All discussion groups will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).

These are open forum discussion groups that give friends, trustees and foundation volunteers/staff an opportunity to network with others from around the country. Topics are determined by the interests of those in attendance.

A discussion group for academic library friends and development officers will be held from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at PCC, 103C. This will be geared toward academic library development officers and academic librarians and staff who work with friends of the library groups in an academic setting.

Library trustees are invited to two separate discussion groups about issues and trends; one will be held from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at PCC, 126B, and one will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at PCC, 115C.

Those who work with or are a member of a friends of the library group are invited to an open form discussion group from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at PCC, 116.

Those who have a foundation at their library or are interested in starting one are invited to a discussion group from 8:30 - 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at PCC, 118.

For more information on purchasing tickets and other United for Libraries events and meetings at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, or attending United for Libraries nonticketed programs, visit For information about registering for Midwinter, visit

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



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries