Trustees, Friends, & Foundations
Welcome to the Trustees, Friends, & Foundations Newsletter!
A monthly update on items relevant to those
who work as or with Library Trustees, Friends, and Foundations.
From June 25, 2023
As censorship threats continue to target libraries, schools, publishers, authors, and booksellers, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) are calling on all members of the book community to affirm their commitment to the Freedom to Read Statement on its 70th anniversary. They are joined by the Authors Guild and American Booksellers Association as well as numerous other signatories.
First published on June 25, 1953, the Freedom to Read Statement begins with this timeless observation: The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack...
The results of the Public Library Association (PLA) 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey address the myriad ways libraries nationwide serve and sustain their communities, now and into the future. The survey gathered information about library programs, services, partnerships, and facilities geared towards meeting needs and fostering resilient communities. While public libraries are not the only entities engaged in this work, the survey sought to shed light on how and in what circumstances libraries do engage, independently and through partnerships...
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You know the value of your library, but elected officials, donors, community leaders, funders, and other important stakeholders may not. How can you make the library a priority for these groups, who may have preconceived notions about what the library does, as you compete with other important community organizations for funding? In this eCourse you'll learn about using The E’s of Libraries® (Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Engagement, and Empowerment) to quickly demonstrate why your library is essential and worthy of funding. With the help of worksheets, charts, and prompts, you will learn how to:
- use language designed to win over stakeholders, funders, and partners;
- craft custom messaging in several formats that is easily accessible and memorable, including elevator speeches, budget presentations, and annual appeals; and
- create presentations and other materials tailored to any audience based on the sample documents included.
This package includes the eBook, an introductory webinar, a learning/action plan to facilitate focused work and outcomes, and additional resources. All webinars and resources are accessible through this course.
|Statewide FREE Registration Partners - VIRGINIA
- Your state has purchased statewide registration making both live attendance and on-demand access FREE to all library directors/staff, Trustees/board members, Friends, and Foundations.
- Already registered in ALA's eLearning platform? Click the state link above to login and this will automatically register you for the 2023 United for Libraries Virtual course.
- Need to register for your Statewide Access membership on ALA's eLearning platform? Click here and submit the statewide access form *OR* click here and submit the alternate registration form.
- If you experience any problems registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
How to Turn Event Attendees into Long-Term Donors
Hosting fundraising events and campaigns is great, but what next? How do you turn event attendees into longtime donors for your organization? In this webinar, we’re breaking down the three steps to secure more longtime supporters for your cause. But the best part is these tactics will also allow you to raise more money for your next fundraiser too.
(Occurs 7.20.23 - 1p)
Mirrors and Windows: Why DEI Is Important for All Libraries
Think your small community isn't diverse? Don't understand why libraries have a role in social responsibility for their communities? Join this discussion about the creation of an IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) committee at the North Liberty Library and how the role of that committee is helping drive operations and services to create a place of belonging for all...
(Occurs 7.26.23 - 2p)
Introduction to Corporate Giving
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of:
- The different types of corporate giving
- What motivates corporations to give
- How to find potential corporate partners
(Occurs 7.28.23 - 2p)
Trustee, Friends, and Foundation members have access to the Library of Virginia's Niche Academy, a place for online learning. Please note, if you register with a non-library issued e-mail address, someone from the Library of Virginia will follow up with you to verify with which library you're affiliated before you can access the content.
Click on the image to learn more about each title, and then use your local library to request them from the Library of Virginia.
July 13, 2023
With the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2023, Virginia Beach Public Library stopped charging overdue fines of $.25 per item, per day. If you lose or damage a library item, you'll still be charged a fee to replace it. But if your books are overdue? Just bring them back.
VBPL stopped charging overdue fines on youth accounts (for ages 0 to 17) in July 2021. With the recent change, all VBPL accounts are fine-free...
Does your library have some news that you'd like to share with the wider Virginia library world?
Share that news with Public Library Consultant, Reagen Thalacker by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the link to the article to be highlighted in the next monthly newsletter!
"...our library story is the story of our communities. We grow, adapt, and change for their needs and we focus our services on the values and ideals of our communities."
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, ALA President, 2023 State of America's Libraries Report
This newsletter is brought to you by the Library Development & Networking Division of the Library of Virginia. Funding for this is provided through the Virginia General Assembly and the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS).