For immediate release | January 6, 2014

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

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will host “Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Libby Post, president of Communication Services, will provide valuable information on advocacy and library campaigns. Since 2005, Post has worked with dozens of libraries to help them achieve financial stability and sustainability and has won 80 percent of the library campaigns she has headed.

Susan J. Ellis, president of Energize, Inc., will give tips on how to engage volunteers. Energize, Inc., is a training, consulting and publishing firm that specializes in volunteerism. Ellis has worked with many well-known nonprofits.

Roundtable discussions will be held on foundation board development, book sales, fundraising and advocacy, as well as two roundtable discussions geared toward trustees.

Those planning to attend the Nuts & Bolts program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting should RSVP to For more information on attending United for Libraries programs at the Midwinter Meeting, 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