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 8, 2023
The Biden-Harris Administration has announced new actions to protect LGBTQI+ communities from attacks on their rights and safety, including safeguards to protect books by and about marginalized communities that are increasingly being banned and challenged across the U.S. ...
From May 12, 2023
It was a quiet early afternoon in the library, and we librarians were enjoying a rather raucous chat at the circulation desk. Suddenly, a patron, who had been reading a magazine, marched up to us, gave us an annoyed “Shush!” and went back to her seat. Stunned into silence, we tried not to giggle. How weird for a group of librarians to be shushed by a patron! Shouldn’t it be the other way around? ...
SURVEY - WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
Are you a Trustee, Friends, or Foundation Board member?
The Library Development & Networking Division (LDND) is building a new strategic plan and needs your input. This two question survey is intended to provide us with a broad view of what's happening in YOUR community, so that we might best target our efforts for support on the state level.
Survey will close June 30th
Sign Up with the Virginia Library Association as an Advocate!
Click HERE and sign up for the VLA Advocacy Center Mailing List to make sure you're receiving Virginia action alerts and updates on policy issues related to the library field. This will help you keep abreast of legislation that could affect your local library and community.
UNITED FOR LIBRARIES RESOURCES
Virginia library staff and stakeholders (folks like
you!) have access to a whole host of resources from United for Libraries.
Click to get the CHEAT SHEET signed up and in.
Already signed up? Click HERE to access everything through the ALA eLearning Platform!
Look what can be found on the ALA eLearning Platform!
Branch Friends of the Library Groups
Friend Your Library Digital Art
Broadening the Scope of Small/Mid-Sized Library Foundations
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Free with Virginia's
Marketing and Public Relations Skills for Friends of the Library, Part 2
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 2:00 PM
Need tips on promoting your membership drives, book sales, and other events? Dr. Curtis Rogers, consultant and past president of South Carolina Library Association and past board member of Friends of South Carolina Libraries, will provide tips on promoting your membership drives, book sales, advocacy initiatives, and other events. This interactive session, which will also include PR ideas from a Friends group, will provide resources to get your Friends pointed in the right direction.
|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 email@example.com for assistance.
Creating Mind Shifts Through Effective Storytelling
...Libraries support curiosity and create opportunities for communities; they are great equalizers offering the opportunity for personal and community growth and transformation. But how exactly do you tell a story that captures the imagination (and support) of your listener?
Low Morale in Libraries: Impacts and Countermeasures
Low morale is detrimental to the health and well-being of employees, library organizations, and the communities they serve... The webinar will highlight established and emerging countermeasures for library workers, including promoting work-life balance, encouraging candid communication, and cultivating a supportive workplace culture that allows all employees to thrive.
Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships
As digital access becomes increasingly essential for participating in community life, libraries can play an important role in the digital equity and inclusion ecosystem. Hear about a variety of innovative services and partnerships...These include launching a Digital Navigators service, circulating hotspots and laptops to partners to reach people experiencing homelessness, participating in a community-owned wireless network, and supporting telehealth.
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.
June 12, 2023
On Saturday, April 22nd, Virginia Beach Public Library’s (VBPL) Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library transformed into Jay Gatsby’s West Egg mansion to host the Great Gatsby Gala, the Virginia Beach Library Foundation’s (VBLF) first annual gala event. Over 100 guests dressed in their best roaring ’20s costumes gathered to enjoy food and drinks, play casino games, and even learn a few dance moves. Attendees also had opportunities to support VBPL at the gala, purchasing raffle tickets to win prizes and contributing to a wish board that supported VBPL’s Accessible Resources and Services division. When it was all said and done, the gala was a twofold success: by all reports, the guests had a great time, and the VBLF exceeded its fundraising goal...
Has your library had some outstanding work featured lately in your area that you'd like to share it with the wider Virginia library world?
Share that "Good News" with Public Library Consultant, Reagen Thalacker by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to the article to be highlighted in the next monthly newsletter!
"Found a rad new coworking spot called the public library, very cool, super affordable."
Ashley Fairbanks - Artist, organizer, and climate activist - @ziibiing on Twitter, April 20
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).