United for Libraries to host Institute for Friends, Foundations, and Trustees at Midwinter

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/23/2018


Jillian Wentworth

Manager of Marketing & Membership

United for Libraries


BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — A free “United for Libraries Institute: Friends, Foundations, and Trustees” will be held Friday, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m., at the Colorado Convention Center 107/109/11 at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free afternoon of expert speakers and learning opportunities. Miguel Figueroa of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries will deliver the keynote on “Friends, Foundations, Trustees, and the Future of Libraries.”

Concurrent breakout sessions will be:

  • “Moving Forward with Your Trustees: Using Trends in Your Strategic Planning”
    Jessica Keyser, Executive Director, Grosse Point (Mich.) Public Library
  • “The Millennial Mindset: How Friends and Foundations Can Reach Millennials”
    Beth Burns, President, The Friends of the Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library
  • “Surviving and Thriving in the Deeply Weird World”
    Peter Bromberg, Executive Director, Salt Lake City (Utah) Public Library
  • “Fundraising: The More it Changes, The More it Stays the Same”
    Libby Post, President, Communication Services

Download the agenda at www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/midwinter.

The United for Libraries Institute is free, but conference registration and tickets are required. Event code: UNI2.

For more information on other United for Libraries events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/midwinter. For information about registering for Midwinter, visit www.alamidwinter.org.

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 www.ala.org/united or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.