ALADN 2011 Presentations
- Joshua Birkholz, Bentz Whaley Flessner. Analytics and Library Processing (PDF)
- Sara Bushong, Dean, University Libraries, BGSU, et al. Partnering with Student Organizations to Re-Energize Your Library (PDF)
- Alice L. Ferris, GoalBusters. Creating Your Road Map For Fundraising: Helping New Ideas Stick and Getting Everyone to Come Along For the Ride
- Samuel T. Huang, Assoc. Dean for Advancement & Development, Univ. of Florida Libraries. Things you wish to know about fundraising in libraries: Advice for starting new (PDF)
- Anne Morgan, Director of Planned Giving, NAU. Planned Giving 101 for Neophytes (PDF)
- Dr. Elizabeth Titus, Dean; and Kristina Martinez, Development Officer, NMSU Library. Finding the Funding: Creative Ways to Have Donors Fund Processing of Archival Collections (PDF)
- Anna Wheatley, Washington State University Libraries. Case of Mistaken Identity: Is Your Website Saying What You Think it is? (PDF)
- Dr. Doug Whitlock, et al., EKU Libraries. From Nothing to Now: How We Built a Development Program in Four Years (PDF)
Call for Presentations
Submission Deadline: January 14, 2011
Notification of Presentation Approval: February 15, 2011
Full Presentation Submission for Website: May 6, 2011
Formed in 1995, the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) is designed to explore issues of interest, offer networking, and assist in mutual problem-solving for professionals involved in advancement and development for academic and research libraries through an annual conference, an electronic list service (LIBDEV), and personal contacts. For more information, please visit www.library.arizona.edu/aladn.
Take a Road Trip through Academic Library Fundraising will take place from May 16th - 19th, 2011, at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ. More than 200 delegates are expected to attend this 16th annual meeting which will feature networking opportunities, professional development sessions, keynote speakers, and special events.
Based on feedback from previous conferences, the Program Committee is setting up a two-track program of concurrent sessions. One track will include presentations that introduce topics or provide general overviews of an issue. The other track will feature sessions that explore topics in more depth for experienced and seasoned professionals. These sessions may also allow for more interactive discussions between presenter and audience members.
The Program Committee is interested in presentations that apply the latest trends, statistics, best practices, and research in the field while providing practical tips that can be immediately applied to a library development program. Although not limited to these areas, topics of interest gleaned from past conference evaluations include:
- Planned Giving
- Demographics and philanthropy
- Managing relationships with special collections
- Gift valuations for gifts-in-kind
- Large public vs. small private fundraising
- DO and dean working relationships
- Integrating communication and fundraising plan
- Grant writing and foundations
- Working with granting agencies
- Finding prospects
- Assessment and development outcomes and activities
- Cultivation process and moves management
- Finance management side- managing accounts, endowments, etc.
- Library advisory boards/friends groups
- Bookplate program
- Fundraising for digital initiatives
- Making the library a campus priority for fundraising
- Goal setting for fundraising
- How to get a disinterested dean involved in fundraising
CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
Presentations will be evaluated according to the following:
- Technical content
- Title: Not longer than 75 characters including spaces.
- Description: Please provide a single-spaced, 100 words or less executive summary including a description of proposed presentation and outlined objectives (to be used as abstract on program website).
- Suggested Audience: Please define who within the library advancement field and at what level of expertise he or she should be to fully benefit from the proposed presentation (i.e. deans and directors with less than three years experience in development; seasoned development professionals with five or more years experience in the field).
- Speaker(s) Information: Name, title, institution, contact information including address, telephone and email, and a 75 words or less biography including years of experience in advancement-related positions. This is needed for all speakers participating in the proposed presentation, with the lead presenter as the first listing.
- A Microsoft Word (version: 2007 or earlier) document including all submission materials should be e-mailed to Julie Seavy () no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011. An e-mail confirming receipt of submission will be sent no later than 5 p.m. on the date of the deadline. Please save the file using the last name of the lead presenter (i.e. presenter is John Doe – file name is doe.doc).
OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
- All presentations should be 45 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes reserved for questions, comments, etc.
- Individual or group presentations will be accepted. Please include speaker information for all presenters with the lead presenter being listed first. Contact will only be made with lead presenters for purposes of proposal acceptance and management.
- All electronic materials relating to the presentation can be posted to the website.
- Consider focusing your topic on a specific audience. We are looking for presentations targeting experienced advancement professionals, as well as general topics that would appeal to newcomers and seasoned professionals.
- Presentations should be considered for both the pre-conference and main conference program. If you do not want to be considered for one or the other, it must be stated in the submission document.
Julie M. Seavy
Sr. Charitable Relationship Manager
University of Pittsburgh
271 Hillman Library
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
University of Maryland Libraries
7103 McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742-7011
Office (direct) 301-405-9279