Fall 2009

It’s About Building Relationships: Making Fundraising a Priority for Your Library

By Kitty Pope, Executive Director, Alliance Library System The opportunity to attend the ALA annual conference is truly a privilege and a reminder of why being a librarian is the best job in the world. For me, the highlight of this year’s conference was speaking on a panel about trends in libray fundraising with the...

Vendors are not the enemy!

By Kitty Pope, Executive Director, Alliance Library System Going to a massive conference like ALA with over 22,000 attendees, and 6,179 exhibitors is an amazing learning opportunity, and this year was no different. I learned new information in formal workshops and while chatting with folks waiting in line; I even learned while sitting in the...

LSTA Funds Proven to Serve as a Catalyst for Change

By Barbara Reading, Library Development Director, Missouri State Library When we started planning a program based on a study of the impact of LSTA services, we had little idea how timely the program would be.  After all, LSTA has served as the long-standing ‘federal stimulus’ program for libraries.  IMLS, the Institute of Museum and Library...

ASCLA President’s Program Report

By Maribeth Krupczak, Library Development Specialist, Division of Library Development, New York State Library Carol Ann Desch, Past President of ASCLA, began the program with a presentation of the 2009 ASCLA Award winners.

“Be My Guest: Customer Service from the Best”: Report on ASCLA President’s Pre-Conference

By Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, New Jersey State Library The ALA annual pre-conference program “Be My Guest: Customer Service from the Best”, which began as a partnership between the New Jersey State Library and Trump Entertainment Resorts to deliver a unique customer service training experience to the staff of New Jersey public libraries, evolved into a program...