Yes, it *is* about the money! Thinking and talking about budgets and
funding may be challenging, but those are critically strategic aspects when
libraries are in the midst of re-inventing themselves.  Come listen in to
this discussion of advocacy, grants and endowments. *Register now for both
segments of this event, using the **form for the bundled option*
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*NISO Two Part Webinar, **Finding The Funding*

*October 10 **and** October 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern, US &

This 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.

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

*Confirmed speakers include:* *David Rothman, *Co-Founder. and *Corilee
Christou*, Director of Publisher and Library Relations Emeritus, Library
Endowment;  *Lance Werner*, Executive Director, Kent District Library; *Alan
Inouye*, Director of the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP),
American Library Association.

Here’s a sample of what will be discussed

Title: *Today’s Essential Library Advocacy--and a Search for Tomorrow’s

The for-profit model very much has its place in the book world, but Amazon
must not replace public libraries. From computer classes to countless forms
of community engagement, today's libraries are about far more than *just* books
and other content. But how to pay for it all?

Our presentation praises essential library advocacy from ALA and others,
but warns of the folly of *not* also working toward a national library
endowment in an era of limited upside from public funding. The proposed
nonprofit would not replace tax money, just augment it with a focus on the
poorest communities without adequate tax and donor bases. The endowment
would also help pay for innovations benefiting libraries everywhere, such
as two intertwined national digital library systems for public/K-12 and
academia. Money would come from interested members of the super rich; by
one estimate, more than 20 trillion dollars will be available for
philanthropy over the next half century, and libraries must not miss out on
their share.

Title *The Value of Personal Relationships in Advocacy*

The Value of Personal Relationships in Advocacy” strives to alter library
professionals’ perception of advocacy and remove the mystique. Often seen
as formal and intimidating, advocacy does not have the be daunting, rather,
it can be natural and an expression of self by emphasizing the relationship
aspect and by finding your niche. From patrons, to local officials,
relationships and “the mushy stuff” matter.

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

*Confirmed speakers include: Raym Crow, *Senior Consultant, SPARC, *Phil
Ward*, Deputy Director, Research Services, University of Kent, *Kate Tkacik*,
Director of Network Engagement, The Foundation Center, and *Ron Joslin*,
Librarian, Macalester College.

*NOTE: All Library Standards Alliance members of NISO will automatically
receive sign-on credentials for the above referenced webinar as a member
benefit.  *Verify your membership status here
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*unlimited* number of staff from your organization/institution in a
conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast.
It also includes access to an archived recording of the event to allow
those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the day’s content.

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