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.

Library Support Staff Certification: How You Can Help

By Diana Reese, Institutional Library Development, Colorado State Library The news is out! The Executive Board of ALA approved the establishment of the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC) at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Endorsed by six of ALA’s eleven divisions (including ASCLA) and the Library Support Staff Interest Round Table, the program...