For immediate release | July 30, 2013

United for Libraries now offering professional consultation services via Skype

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries is offering libraries, Trustees and Friends a budget-friendly alternative to on-site consulting -- Skype sessions.

Groups of all sizes can receive professional consultation services via Skype at an affordable price. United for Libraries staff has more than 50 years of combined experience in the areas of library governance, advocacy, marketing, fundraising, Friends development, establishing a social media presence, strategic planning, conflict resolution and more.

Rachel Ziegler, director of Plainfield-Guilford Township (Ind.) Public Library, recently coordinated a Skype session for her library’s Trustees with United for Libraries director Sally Gardner Reed. “My Trustees really enjoyed hearing about advocacy from Sally,” said Ziegler. “It definitely sparked positive discussion and ideas!”

In addition, United for Libraries board members can provide professional expertise in such areas as academic Friends group development, board recruitment, financial management and more. Pricing includes the Skype session, along with specialized handouts and up to 30 minutes of consultation with the convener prior to the event. If you have Skype capabilities and are interested in learning more, contact United for Libraries at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 or email

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 or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries