Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Schedule for Library Supporters Conference

The 3rd Annual North Texas Conference for Library Supporters is less than two weeks away!

The schedule - plus business cards of our sponsors, exhibitors and some of the session leaders -can be viewed at http://www.librarysupportersnetwork.com/agenda.html.

The committee chose to change the format up this year. We've got a keynote session, a lunch program and a closing session. Between each of those 1-hour programs will be 1-hour break-out sessions. Naturally, there'll be plenty of time and encouragement for networking with one another and with the exhibitors while enjoying the tasty refreshments made by the Decatur Civic Center's on-site chef!

We're grateful for SYNG grant funding which has enabled us to develop and offer this collection of programs sure to appeal to library supporters.

Keynote Address: Attracting Media Attention
Jeff Crilley, Emmy-Award Winning TV Reporter & Founder of Real News Public Relations

Mark Twain Murder Mystery Lunch featuring Alan Kitty as Mark Twain

Closing Session:
  • How Secure Is Your Library’s Future? An Overview of Current & Coming Challenges
such as Technology & Related Developments, Management by Non-Taxing Entities, The Library Stereotype, the Economy - and more

  • Helping Your Community Library When State Funding Is Being Reconsidered
    Panel of Library Directors
  • Everything & then some…Organizing & Operating a 501(c)(3)
    Rebecca M. DaVee, CPA
  • Libraries & the Law: How (& When) to Keep the Records, Doors & Books Open
    Cory D. Halliburton, JD
  • Support Groups: Advantages, Benefits, Gains
    Kay Parker Clark
  • Creating Effective, Balanced Boards
    Cecil Carter
  • Champagne Accounting on a Beer Budget
    Walter Hatter, CPA
  • Tips from the Perspectives of City & County Administrators & Elected Officials
  • Recruiting, Retaining & Renovating Friends Groups
    Linda Couser Barnette