CFP: ALADN 2019 (Academic Library Advancement and Development Network) – Louisville, Kentucky May, 2019

ALADN 2019 Call for Proposals
 (Academic Library Advancement and Development Network) 
Louisville, Kentucky May 19-22, 2019

The ALADN 2019 Program Committee is excited to invite submissions for presentations at the 24th Annual ALADN Conference, to be held at the beautiful Brown Hotel in Louisville Kentucky, on May 19-22, 2019.  We are looking for engaging, original presentations that illuminate library advancement and development. If you are passionate about libraries, please consider presenting at ALADN. This conference is the perfect venue for sharing information on trends in library advancement, best practices, practical tips, and emerging research in the field of academic library advancement and development.  We encourage creative approaches, so proposals may include presentations, panels, and interactive workshops. Speakers are responsible for their registration and travel expenses.
About the conference:  Formed in 1995, the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) explores issues of interest, offers networking opportunities, and assists in mutual problem-solving for professionals involved in advancement and development for academic and research libraries through an annual conference, an electronic listserv (LIBDEV), and personal contacts.
  • Submission deadline: January 21, 2019
  • Notification: Monday, February 11, 2019

Proposal Submission Requirements.  Please submit your proposal here. (Please note: you will be required to create an account to submit a proposal. Use the “submit presentation” link in the author corner.)
Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to ALADN attendees, clearly defined audience and outcomes, and presenters’ experience.  The following topic areas were specifically requested after the 2018 ALADN conference, but all proposals are welcome:

  • The basics of libraries for development professionals AND development for librarians (how does it work, unique vocabulary, timelines for workflows, etc.)
  • Partnerships with others in the college or university, in the community, or with corporations
  • Stewardship ideas
  • Director of Development for the library-how the case is made, reporting structure, performance evaluation, etc.
  • Building affinity: Strategies for working with faculty emeriti, former student employees, distance library users, parents, etc.
  • Turning in-kind gifts into cash gifts—making the case, stewarding the gifts
  • Open Access—fundraising opportunities, storytelling, impact
  • Branding, storytelling, communications, narrative, etc.

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