For immediate release | April 22, 2013

United for Libraries joins LLAMA to host preconference on ‘Raising $: Process and People’ at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — United for Libraries will join LLAMA in hosting the preconference “Raising $: Process and People” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

At this joint preconference, successful fundraisers will share what works, what doesn’t and how to get a better return on fundraising investments. During this full-day of interactive learning, both beginning fundraisers and seasoned veterans will learn about the critical components of successful fundraising. Panel sessions include capital campaigns and how to identify potential donors, as well as building effective relationships with friends and foundations. During speed consulting, attendees will get their questions answered by the pros on topics such as planned giving, starting a foundation, annual fund drives, recruiting for boards and understanding members versus donors. Participants will receive a copy of “Beyond the Ask Event” by Terry Axelrod.

Speakers and speed consultants include: Lynne Carey, Ames Public Library; Kim Olson Clark, ALA Office of Development; Deborah Doyle, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; Kit Hadley, Saint Paul Public Library; Peter Pearson, Friends of Saint Paul Public Library; Gary Shaffer, Tulsa City-County Public Library; and Felton Thomas, Cleveland Public Library.

The cost of the preconference is $150 for LLAMA or United for Libraries members, $200 for ALA members, and $95 for student members. Event code: LAM2. For more information on registering for events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens 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, contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160