ALADN 2016 Call for Proposals
The ALADN 2016 Program Committee invites submissions for presentations at the 21st Annual ALADN Conference in Boston, MA June 1 – 4, 2016. We are looking for dynamic, original proposals for presentations related to library fundraising, development,  communication, and marketing. Successful proposals for presentations 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. Proposals may include presentations, panels, and workshops. Sessions run for one hour total, with the presentation lasting 45 minutes and 15 minutes for questions & answers.


  • Call For Proposals: October, 15, 2015
  • Submission deadline: January 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Notification: Monday, February 1, 2016

Proposal Submission Requirements:

Please email a word document with the following elements to Dorothy Meaney at Tufts University:

  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Institution(s) & Title(s)
  • Contact information
  • Short biography (75-100 words) for each presenter
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (75-100 words)
  • 2-3 learning objectives/takeaways
  • Technical/AV requirements
  • Intended audience (indicate as many that apply)
    • Beginners/Deans, Development officers or Communications & Marketing Professionals new to Library Fundraising
    • Communications & Marketing Managers
    • Seasoned Fundraisers
    • Leadership/Library Deans
    • Institution Size (small, medium, large)
    • Development officers with Library as one of several units within their portfolio
    • Beginners, Advanced, All Audiences



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