For immediate release | January 5, 2018

Community Engagement and Fundraising: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be tremendously beneficial to the library. They can lead to everything from content to marketing to funding as they further cement the library’s status as an indispensable member of the community.

Please join us for a panel discussion on Friday, Jan. 12 at 1:00 pm EST. We’ll bring in a variety of perspectives from communities of different types and different sizes and answer your questions about how you can form partnerships that help you achieve your goals.

Tune in to this free 60-minute webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Jan. 12 to learn more. You can register here.

Our panel includes Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck.

Paul Signorelli is an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. He previously served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system.

Andrew Sanderbeck is an expert presenter, coach, and consultant for libraries and library organizations. Sanderbeck is the founder of PCI Webinars, a webinar company that produces 100 programs each year for library organizations.

American Libraries Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. Each program lasts 60 minutes. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand. We look forward to you joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register here. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Carrie Smith, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Colton Ursiny, Administrative Assistant,, (312) 280-5100.

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