For immediate release | April 12, 2011

June Garcia will lead PLA fundraising management workshop in Seattle this May

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering a Fundraising Management Workshop taught by June Garcia, May 24–25, 2011 at the Seattle (Wash.) Public Library.

This interactive workshop will provide the skills needed not only to develop an effective fundraising plan, but also implement it successfully. Throughout the two-day program, participants will work through an engaging and expert curriculum (PDF) that includes the following sections: Why Fundraise?; What Experience Do You Have?; Who Do You Need on Your Team?; What Are Your Fundraising Options?; What's the Plan?;and How Do You Go from Planning to Doing?

With more than 38 years as a public librarian, instructor June Garcia is always a favorite among workshop attendees. In addition to co-authoring several publications with Sandra Nelson, Ms. Garcia has been a frequent speaker at library conferences on a variety of topics relating to public library planning, productivity, measurement and evaluation, facilities planning and fundraising.

Cost to attend the Fundraising Management Workshop is $250 (PLA Members and partners), $300 (ALA Members) and $400 (Nonmembers). Fee includes all training materials, breaks, and lunch on both days of the workshop. Register today.

This workshop is a Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) course; however you do not need to be enrolled in the CPLA certification program to attend. CPLA certification is a voluntary program designed for post-MLS public librarians with at least three years of supervisory experience and includes a series of courses, each focused on one aspect of library management.

PLA is also offering a Budget and Finance Management Workshop, May 17-18. 2011, and will add more courses to the roster throughout the year. For additional information, please call the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or email

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent