For immediate release | February 11, 2014

United for Libraries invites library foundation staff and board to join electronic discussion list

PHILADELPHIA — Library foundation staff, board members, volunteers, etc., from all types of libraries are invited to participate in the United for Libraries electronic discussion group focused on topics of interest to library Foundations.

Both those with expertise in library foundations as well as those in the beginning stages of creating a foundation are encouraged to participate in the free form discussion. Discussion topics might include fundraising, event planning, capital campaigns, planned giving, effective meetings, board recruitment, etc. Among the United for Libraries board members offering their expertise on the discussion group are Jeffrey Smith, president of the Foundation for Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library, and Diane Sarantakos, director of development for the Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma City, Okla.).

For instructions on how to join the electronic discussion group, 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, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries