ALA-ALADV / ALA
Fundraising: Creating a Legacy—Building a Bequest Program
Bequests from individuals can make a tremendous difference to the long term success of your library. Referencing the successful ALA Legacy Society program and other planned giving programs, you will learn the elements of a successful bequest program, including tips on how to discuss bequests with prospects and donors, marketing, effective administration and bequest-like alternatives that you can you suggest in place of or in addition to a traditional bequest.
Subjects: Fundraising, Administration and Management, Professional Development
ALA-OITP / ALA-WO
Traditional Cultural Expressions- Librarians at the Intersection of Intellectual Freedom and Tribal Sovereignty
In this session we will explore the context of working with Traditional Cultural Expressions from indigenous communities in the United States. How do you start a conversation with a tribe? What are the protocols? What questions are appropriate?
Subjects: Intellectual Freedom, Equity of Access
Discover Tech: How to present exciting engineering programs in your library
Many libraries want to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into their programming to attract new audiences and help stimulate children’s interest in science and technology. Discover Tech is a new traveling exhibit for public libraries from the National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute. Find out about the exhibit, Engineers Without Borders, the Grand Challenges of Engineering and programs in robotics and green energy that will encourage aspiring young engineers and delight adults. The program will also discuss a new STEM Community of Practice for librarians and other helpful ideas and resources for engineering programs in libraries.
Subjects: Public Programs
Advocacy and Fundraising for your Rural or Tribal Library
Libraries around the country are overcoming budget and funding challenges using resources and toolkits that provide step-by-step approaches to advocacy and fundraising. Learn from taskforce members who created ALA’s Frontline Fundraising Toolkit; gain insight into successful legislative advocacy efforts that build local support, use online tools and create networks to reach rural legislators; and hear how libraries are using the newly updated “Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library” and the “Guide for Building Support for Your Tribal Library.”
Subjects: Advocacy, Outreach Services, Rural and Small Libraries
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