Call for Proposals

Dear ALADN Colleagues:

The ALADN 2013 Conference Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 18th annual conference held at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA from May 19th – 22nd, 2013. We are looking for dynamic, original proposals that demonstrate your best practices applied to library fundraising and communication. Additionally, we also welcome recommendations for presentations, panels, and workshops.

The conference theme focuses on Getting to the Point of Academic Library Fundraising. By listening to a speaker, participating in a panel discussion, or talking with colleagues, you may discover at ALADN a new idea or approach to getting to the point of fundraising. This 18th annual meeting will feature networking opportunities, professional development sessions, keynote speakers, and special events with a broad representation of libraries.

Whether you're a returning conference delegate or first-timer please consider the opportunity to discover everything that ALADN 2013 offers by being an active participant!

Sylvia Contreras
Program Committee Chair
ALADN 2013

ALADN 2013 | Getting to the Point

About the Conference

Formed in 1995, the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) is designed to explore issues of interest, offer networking, and assist in mutual problem-solving for professionals involved in advancement and development for academic and research libraries through an annual conference, an electronic list service (LIBDEV), and personal contacts.

Call for Presentation Proposals

Submission Deadline: December 7, 2012 Notification of Presentation Approval: January 11, 2013 Full Presentation Submission for Website: April 1, 2013

A. Presentation Proposal

1. Title:
2. Presentation Synopsis (100 words or less):
3. Intended audience (i.e. deans, chief development officers, small schools, large public universities, part-time development staff, etc.):
4. What are the primary learning objectives of this presentation?
5. Audio Visual Requirements for your presentation:
6. Presentation set-up: individual presenter, panel, discussion

B. Presenter Information

1. Name of Presenter(s):
2. Contact Info:
3. Professional Background (short biography, 75 words or less):

C. Scope

The Program Committee is interested in presentations that apply the latest trends, statistics, best practices, and research in the field while providing practical tips that can be immediately applied to a library development program. Although not limited to these areas, topics of interest gleaned from past conference evaluations include:

1. Getting Started: Fundraising 101
2. Building and Renovation Fundraising
3. Marketing your library
4. Business/Fundraising Plan development
5. Special Collections Fundraising fundamentals
6. Gifts-in-Kind: valuations and legal components
7. Planned Giving
8. Corporate and Foundation fundraising for Libraries
9. Online Fundraising and Communications
10. Raising the institutional profile of your library/ making the Library a campus priority
11. Leveraging resources (working with central development, mobilizing librarians/staff)
12. Best practices: Getting Started-Fundraising 101
13. Prospect research, analysis, and data management
14. Office and Staffing Structure and Impact on Giving to the Library?

D. Criteria for Acceptance

Presentations will be evaluated according to the following:
• Significance
• Originality
• Technical content
• Clarity
• Relevance
• Interactive

E. Submission Guidelines

A Microsoft Word document answering all nine questions about your presentation should be e-mailed to Sylvia Contreras at no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012. An e-mail confirming receipt of submission will be sent. Please save the file using the last name of the lead presenter (i.e. presenter is John Doe - file name is doe.doc).

For any additional questions, contact:

Sylvia Contreras
Director, Library
Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail Sylvia Contreras