Thursday, October 15. 2015
9:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Pacific
Led by Emily Hurst @hurstej
Let's face it: money makes the world go round, even in libraryland. Creating deep and sustained relationships with donors can help your library soar. From Friends of the Library programs to naming opportunities, development efforts in libraries can take many forms. Some libraries have well established development programs staffed with with fundraising experts while in others the library Director serves as the Chief Development Officer. No matter how development works in your library this chat will provide an insights into fundraising and basic information that every librarian should be aware of when it comes to development efforts.
Topics for discussion will include:
- Defining development
- Understanding how librarians can support development efforts
- How ethics impacts development
- A brief overview of resources you can use to expand your fundraising knowledge
Join us on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag Thursday evening to share your development stories and engage with colleagues. Even if you aren't currently doing development, learning more about the profession and its importance may help you make valuable connections that will support your future library development efforts. Never been to a Twitter chat before? Check out this overview and come on in - all are welcome including first timers, lurkers, students and others interested in the topic and the field.