San Francisco is hosting the 2015 American Library Association’s Annual Conference this month! There are many wonderful events taking place around the city, and the conference isn’t just for librarians: Fascinating sessions will be on the schedule for library supporters, too!
United for Libraries, the national organization for library advocates and supporters, will be hosting a Nuts & Bolts program on Friday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please join UFL for a day of speakers, discussions, and roundtables. Past SFPL Commissioner Jewelle Gomez will be the keynote speaker. The morning will feature break-out sessions with topics specific to Trustees, Friends and Foundations, while the afternoon features an impressive keynote speaker and panel discussion. The day will end with a social hour hosted by Sage Publications!
Join us also on Saturday June 27, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. for “United For Libraries – Reinventing Members as Leaders.” Friends’ Board Chair Mikiko Huang and Friends’ Board Member Reese Aaron Isbell will be sharing their personal experiences and insight about how they utilize programs and services of United for Libraries and ALA.
And on Sunday, June 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Friends’ Acting ED Deborah Doyle is moderating a panel on philanthropy and a presenter at the fundraising session “Getting A Bigger Slice of the Pie.” Friends is also helping tidy the leftover books from the Moscone Center as the conference ends!
For more information about these and other ALA programs, please visit www.ala.org