For immediate release | June 11, 2012

Learn about board governance and development for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Board Governance & Development for Library Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 10:30 a.m. to noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 209A, on Monday, June 25 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Join this panel discussion to learn about board development, succession planning and board governance for trustees, friends and foundations. Topics will include purposeful board recruiting, Friends board development and conflicts of interest. A question-and-answer session will follow so that attendees can ask questions specific to their boards of trustees, friends of the library, foundation board, etc.

Panelists will include Sally Gardner Reed, executive director of ALTAFF; Kathy Gould, director of the Palos Verdes (Calif.) Library District; Jane Jones, past Trustee and current president of the Peninsula Friends of the Library (Palos Verdes, Calif.), and Debbie Sinclair, president of the Friends of the Aliso Viejo (Calif.) Library.

Members of Friends of the Library groups, Boards of Trustees, and representatives from library Foundations can attend ALTAFF’s nonticketed programs for as little as $35. Visit ALTAFF’s website for more information about registering and ALTAFF events at the conference.

For general information about the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21–26, 2012, visit Use the Conference Scheduler to plan your time, create your calendar, and find out about many other highlights as they’re added — speakers, events, networking opportunities, and more.

ALTAFF, 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. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. As of Sept. 4, 2012, ALTAFF will be known as "United for Libraries." For more information or to join ALTAFF, visit ALTAFF’s website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

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United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160