For immediate release | October 29, 2019

United for Libraries November Monthly Member Forum to focus on the Future of Libraries

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “Friends, Foundations, Trustees, and the Future of Libraries,” on Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Miguel Figueroa of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries will lead the webinar.

The live session and its recording are free for United for Libraries members (including Statewide Group Members). To register, United for Libraries members should login to the members-only zones:,, or for Statewide Group Members (those in Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas). Members can also receive a registration link by emailing

Miguel Figueroa will talk about some of the free resources available to help libraries consider the changes and trends that will affect libraries’ futures – and how Friends, Foundations, and Trustees can support libraries as they change with their communities. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming Symposium on the Future of Libraries at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (, an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

United for Libraries Monthly Member Forums Members are invited to a monthly forum on the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be recorded and posted in the members-only zones of the United for Libraries website. Each month’s session will cover a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends and/or Foundations. A guest speaker will share highlights and information about the month's topic, followed by a Q&A with the speaker. At the half-hour mark, the format will switch to an open discussion among webinar participants. Sessions are open to all personal and group members of United for Libraries.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.


Trish McFadden

Program Coordinator

United for Libraries