For immediate release | March 27, 2012

ALTAFF to host Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT on Friday, June 22 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

ALTAFF’s popular Nuts & Bolts program is designed to inspire Trustees, Friends and Foundations and equip them with the latest techniques for fundraising, advocacy and more. Speakers will include Cheryl Gould of Fully Engaged Libraries; April Butcher, executive director of the Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library Foundation; Sally Gardner Reed, executive director of ALTAFF; Marci Merola, director of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, Lynn Slawsky of the Public Library Association and Deborah Stone from ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom, who will discuss current hot topics.

Roundtable discussions will be held on such topics as book sales, fundraising, working with the library director and baby boomer volunteers.

Featured guest will be David Levinson, author of "Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins." Levinson is the founder and executive director of Big Sunday, organizing 50,000+ volunteers throughout California. Profiled by The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and NBC Nightly News, he was named Best Nonprofit Leader by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and California Volunteers.

The day will begin with coffee at 9:30 a.m.; the lunch break (on your own) is from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Those planning to attend the Nuts & Bolts program at the ALA Annual Conference should RSVP to Members of Friends of the Library groups, Boards of Trustees and representatives from library Foundations can attend ALTAFF’s nonticketed programs for as little as $35. For more information about registering and ALTAFF events at the conference, visit

Find out about the many other ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits highlights as they’re added — speakers, events, networking opportunities, and more. For general information about the meeting in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012, visit Save money with Early Bird Registration, open until midnight, Sunday, May 13, 2012.

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition—Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves

ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF 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, visit, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



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