For immediate release | March 11, 2014

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series to continue with 'Strategic Library Partnerships'

CHICAGO — “Strategic Library Partnerships” is a free webinar focusing on successful partnerships between library types and local government, business communities, community groups and more. Learn how successful partnerships help libraries of all types further their mission, expand their reach, increase their impact and meet their goals. It will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. CDT, on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Nationally recognized speakers include Tammy Westergard, deputy director, Carson City Library (Nev.), Sue Kowalski, librarian, Pine Grove Middle School (N.Y.), and Teacher Librarian Leadership Award recipient, and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, coordinator for library sustainability, Mid Hudson Library System (N.Y.).

Registration is mandatory and limited to the first 100 participants who arrive in the virtual room. Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today.

This is presented by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and co-sponsored by Stripling’s Presidential Advisory Committee, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC). For more information about this series or for questions about registration, please contact the ALA Office for Library Advocacy at

These webinars will be archived and accessible to ALA members.

Additional free webinars, presented by ALA members, will be available in months to come through Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives initiative. Please save these dates:

  • Literacy Innovations: April 21, 2014
  • STEAM in Libraries: May 19, 2014
  • Community Engagement: June 9, 2014

These webinars are part of Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives 2013- 2014 Webinar Series. For information on these webinars, or for speaking opportunities, please contact Sue Considine, Fayetteville Free Library, at

These informative, timely sessions are intended to showcase best practices, successes, and to transfer knowledge among ALA members.


Joaquin Falcon

Communications Specialist

Office for Library Advocacy (OLA)