Presenting at Computers in Libraries conference

Presenting at Computers in Libraries conference

I’m very excited to be presenting and leading a workshop at the Computers in Libraries conference March 27-30 in Arlington, Virginia.

As always, I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new library colleagues. My slides are included in this post.

Monday, March 27: Fundraising for Academic Libraries – WORKSHOP

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kathryn Dilworth, Director, Advancement for Libraries & Press, Purdue Research Foundation

Author, Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library: Philanthropy in Higher Education

Academic fundraisers know little about the libraries. And libraries do not always do a great job of communicating how relevant they are to the community of users and potential donors. Get strategies, tips, and techniques to increase giving to the academic library. Get insights and ideas on how the library can be positioned through the traditional mechanisms that development officers know well. Find out how to make sure your library gets funds from academic fundraising!

Wednesday, March 29: Growing Philanthropic Dollars for Libraries – PRESENTATION

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kathryn Dilworth, Director, Advancement for Libraries & Press, Purdue Research Foundation

Author, Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library: Philanthropy in Higher Education

This session discusses the importance of collaborating with colleagues across campus and communities and how to work closely with fundraising professionals to leverage the work of library professionals to increase philanthropic dollars. It shares a variety of cases and also reviews the standard mechanisms for giving. Library professionals can and should take a lead role in the task of fundraising, not only to further disseminate their research and increase knowledge of the library, but should also create collaborative projects with greater expertise and impact that reach beyond the library. Dilworth looks at the potential for the library to be the environment in the community, campus, or sector that is best positioned to nurture, celebrate, and promote philanthropy.

Click here to see the presentation I’ll be giving at the end of the month. Growing Philanthropic Dollars for Libraries