Join Deborah Doyle, United for Libraries President Elect and chair of the Sonoma County (Calif.) Library Commission, and Buzzy Nielsen, Program Manager, Library Support & Development Services, State Library of Oregon, to learn about common issues that arise among library Boards and how to solve them. Two in-depth scenarios will be presented, along with tips and best practices, and speakers will answer questions from attendees about the presented scenarios. During a "lightning round" session, speakers will field questions from attendees.
Deborah Doyle is a writer, editor, and fundraiser as well as an active library advocate at local, state, and national levels. She played board and staff roles at Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and was actively involved in helping to create San Francisco’s well-funded modern library system. She has served as President of the California Library Association (CLA) and is the only person to receive CLA’s President’s Award twice – the highest honor given to an individual for significant contributions to libraries. She currently sits on the United for Libraries board, the ALA Committee on Legislation, and the CLA Advocacy and Legislative Committee, and chairs the Sonoma County Library Commission, and she is treasurer (and a past president) of California Public Library Advocates. She also chairs United for Libraries’ Public Policy & Advocacy Committee. Deborah holds a BA from University of Virginia (high honors) and an Executive MLIS from San Jose State University.
Buzzy Nielsen has over 25 years’ experience working in libraries of all types, including public, academic, K-12 school, and special. He’s spent most of his career in small and rural public libraries, including city, county and independent district libraries. Currently, he manages consulting and grant programs for the State Library of Oregon, which serves over 1,600 libraries.
United for Libraries Learning Live sessions cover a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends and/or Foundations, followed by a Q&A and/or discussions. Sessions are open to all members of United for Libraries.