Two Part Webinar: Finding the Funding


About This Two-Part Webinar

This two-part event will look at the messaging, media platforms, policymaking, agency, and tensions involved when librarians become funding advocates. It will also examine social media and effective practices related to navigating participatory networks.

Aside from funding libraries themselves, there are many innovative projects that might never be accomplished without the support of grants from foundations of various sizes and sorts. What are the current trends? The speakers in this event will identify and examine those trends and share their possible impact on the academic environment.

Confirmed speakers across the two segments include Alan Inouye, Director, Office of Public Policy, American Library Association; David Rothman, Co-Founder and Corilee Christou, Director of Publisher and Library Relations EmeritusLibrary Endowment; Lance Werner, Executive Director, Kent District Library; Phil Ward, Deputy Director, Research Services, University of Kent; Raym Crow, Senior Consultant, SPARC; Kate Tkacik, Director of Network Engagement, The Foundation Center; Angi Faiks, Associate Library Director, and Ron Joslin, Librarian, Macalester College. 

Part 1 of this Webinar, Library Funding and Successful Advocacy, will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Part 2 of this Webinar, Strategic Approaches to Funding Scholarly Initiatives, will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 


Event Sessions


Additional Information

  • Cancellations made by Wednesday, October 3, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

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