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Friday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Citizens Save Libraries: Rounding Them Up and Showing Them How! Discussion/Interest group Hotel Nikko
Description :

This special workshop will provide in-depth training on how to create an advocacy campaign and give the basics for helping to train others as well. Library directors, state library development staff, Trustees, and consultants are invited to attend to learn how to work with local library supporters for specific advocacy campaigns, and/or to enhance existing advocacy skills. This workshop will make use of the Citizens Save Libraries Power Guide for Successful Advocacy.

Friday, June 26 - 9:30am

9:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Westin St. Francis
California East BR
Description :

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10 a.m. The morning will feature breakout sessions with presentations geared specifically for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations. Attendees bring their own lunch (or purchase on site) for “Lunch with an Expert,” featuring open forum roundtable discussions with experts on various topics. A keynote speaker and panel discussion will follow lunch. The day-long session is free. Please RSVP to Visit for the full agenda.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustees Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite H
Description :

Join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow Trustees from across the country.

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Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My! Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Amy Lukavics, Catherine Linka, Stephanie Kuehn, and Mira Grant will will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
United for Libraries: Reinventing Members as Leaders Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 6
Description :

The Leaders Orientation program in San Francisco will focus and highlight United for Libraries members that have become leaders in their communities and in library support organizations. The presenters will share their personal experiences and insight in to the way they utilized programs and services of United for Libraries and ALA. The program will offer ways library advocates and stakeholders can join, participate and become the new leaders of the organization. The program is designed to help library advocates and stakeholders identify where they are in their leadership development and how they can achieve the next level of participation within the leadership of United for Libraries.Speakers will include Paula Beswick, director, Bozeman (Mont.) Public Library Foundation, and Leontine Synor, vice president, East Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library Board of Trustees.

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Let’s Put UNITED into United for Libraries! Program Moscone Convention Center
2006 (W)
Description :

This is your opportunity to see how two outstanding public libraries – each with a Foundation and a Friends group – have found the way to mount a UNITED front for the overall good of their respective libraries. Speakers from the Long Beach (CA) Public Library and Nashville (TN) Public Library will talk about their experiences and best practices.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Beyond Genre Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors include Michelle Tea, Robert Dawson, Clara Bensen, Shannon Kopp, January LaVoy, and Marc Thompson. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with, and influence those who approve your library's budget. Even in tough times, there are strategies to get your more. Featured speakers will be April Butcher, executive director of the Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library Foundation and member of the board of directors of California Public Library Advocates; Valerie Gross, CEO and president of the Howard County (Md.) Library System, and Deborah Doyle, director of development for the Friends of the San Francisco (Calif.) Library, president of the California Library Association, and United for Libraries board member.

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
First Author, First Book Author Event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

Debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences during this popular annual author panel. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Scott Sherman, Val Brelinski, Kim van Alkemade, and Andrew Roe. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Federal Advocacy for Trustees and Friends Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 06
Description :

Federal Advocacy for Trustees and Friends

Monday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Joshua Davis with Rick Jacobs and David Thomson - President Christine Lind Hage's Program—From Cover to Screen — Books to Movies Author Event, Presidents program, Speaker Series Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 305
Description :

Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts,” will be joined by producer Rick Jacobs and esteemed film critic David Thomson to talk about the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. Attendees will also view a trailer for the film version, starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marissa Tomei. “Spare Parts” is about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech underwater robot competition against teams from elite universities, and has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post.

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