Tracks

Our tentative tracks will help you learn deeper skills to build support for your library

A Flexible Virtual Conference

We’re excited to present a virtual format that allows our attendees to have the flexibility to build a conference schedule that fits their needs.

We made this conference as flexible as possible to fit your busy schedule. With three days worth of content, you aren’t going to want to miss out on anything. That’s why we made it possible to view the conference session in three different formats. All conference sessions will be made available on the first day of the conference. You can view these sessions in three unique ways to fit your schedule

  1. You can pick and choose the sessions that you want to attend and watch them at your convenience at anytime through the conference
  2. You can watch sessions by track if you are interested in gaining a deep level of knowledge in any area
  3. You can view the conference from beginning to end.

A few days before the conference opens, you will receive an email with links to view the conference sessions when they go live.

All tracks and topics will be pre-recorded and available on day one with speakers and attendees interacting live throughout all three days of the conference. You'll also get complimentary access to all of the sessions from our previous LAFCON event.

Book Banning (New in 2022!)

*Kelly Jensen - Empowered Against Book Bans (2022)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon!)

Fundraising

*Katie Smith Milway - Attracting Audacious Grants (2022)

Sade Dozan - The Power of Resource Building: Institutional Support & Fundraising Component (2020)

Peter McCarthy - Aerio as Platform for Revenue Diversification and Community Engagement (2020)

Paige Faulkner - A Fair for Everyone - Increasing Revenue With Follett Book Fairs (2020)

Chris Hayler - Winning Levy's and increasing funding with paid phones (2020)

Gail Perry - Fundraising for Major Gifts: Anyone Can Do It If You Just Ask Permission (2020)

Panel - Unlocking CSR for Libraries: How Corporate Social Responsibility Partnerships Can Add Capacity for Your Mission (2020)

Kristen Melek - Raise More Money Through Virtual Fundraising (2020)

Dave Schenone - Empowering digital fundraising through the power of reading (2020)

Rachel Ramjattan - The Art of Fundraising: Becoming an Inspirational Fundraiser (2020)

Selah Pomeranitz - Building movements and raising money: Online fundraising best practices for right now (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Library Management and Leadership

Claire Humphreys - Dismantling toxic workplaces: How to shape the culture of your mission-driven organization (2020)

Jessica Rafuse - Accessibility @ Microsoft (2020)

Joshua Starr - American Attitudes Towards Public Education: Findings from the 2020 PDK Annual Poll (2020)

Alvin Irby - Small Windows and Broken Mirrors: Cultivating the reading identity of Black Boys during an age of wokeness (2020)

James Rachlin - Plan Ahead for Your Libraries Financial Future (2020)

Joe Kapp and Chris Wood - The Advocacy and Entrepreneurship Alignment (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Media and Communications

Kosi Harris - The Best Publicity Practices To Promote Your Library (2020)

Anna Beyerle - Defining your audience: Identifying and targeting the individuals you want to reach (2020)

Facebook and Instagram - Engage with Your Community on Facebook and Instagram (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Understanding Library Funding

Celinda Lake - The Mood of the Nation in the times of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter and the Role of Libraries (2020)

James Rachlin - Plan Ahead for Your Libraries Financial Future (2020)

Robyn Moore - Navigating Public Library Project Financing and Debt (2020)

Alan Greenblat - Tax Revenues, Dysfunctional Government, and Libraries During the COVID Budget Crisis (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Advocacy

*NY Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre - Building Relationships With Your Legislator (2022)

Anna Beyerle - Defining your audience: Identifying and targeting the individuals you want to reach(2020)

Kosi Harris - The Best Publicity Practices To Promote Your Library (2020)

Helena Burger - Leading from Within: How mission-driven organizations create policy change and pass legislation (2020)

Celinda Lake - The Mood of the Nation in the times of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter and the Role of Libraries (2020)

Nora Benavidez - Ambassadors of Truth: How Librarians Can Help Save Our Democracy This November (2020)

Sorcha Rochford - How to organize your community digitally to enact change with NationBuilder (2020)

Mauricio Ayon - Grassroots community organizing and labor unions (2020)

Chris Hayler - Winning Levy's and increasing funding with paid phones (2020)

Abby Levine - Advocacy in an Election Year (2020)

Joe Kapp and Chris Wood - The Advocacy and Entrepreneurship Alignment (2020)

Marsha Donat - Ballot Measures as a Tool for Advocacy (2020)

Kristin Murphy - Politics Isn't a Dirty Word: Be an Effective Advocate in a Time of Uncertainty (2020)

Justine Sarver - Getting a Seat at the Table: How c3 / c4 coalitions advance policy and funding (2020)

David Gravina - Using a data-driven rapid-response approach to level up your digital advocacy game (2020)

Anjelica Triola - Building brand advocates: Tips and insights from big brands, adapted for small orgs (2020)

Jonny Svenningsen - Peer-to-Peer: Why you should be texting and how to do it effectively (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Understanding and Using Big Data

Celinda Lake - The Mood of the Nation in the times of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter and the Role of Libraries (2020)

Mark Richard, Ph.D. - Data: A Friend of the Library (2020)

David Gravina - Using a data-driven rapid-response approach to level up your digital advocacy game (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Messaging

Kosi Harris - The Best Publicity Practices To Promote Your Library (2020)

Ashlee Sang - Personas In Action: Define Your Audience To Develop Your Message (2020)

Anna Beyerle - Defining your audience: Identifying and targeting the individuals you want to reach (2020)

Allison Ehrich Bernstein - Leading With Your Mission: From Good Messaging to Great Rhetoric (2020)

Ashlee Sang - Personas In Action: Define Your Audience To Develop Your Message (2020)

Emily Gover - Make your messaging stick: Why video is your best tool to craft memorable experiences for the issues that matter most (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Marketing Your Library

*Dave Lewis - Getting the Most Out of Political Direct Mail with New USPS Tools (2022)

Tiffany Todd - The Dynamic Power Of Political Mail (2020)

Kosi Harris - The Best Publicity Practices To Promote Your Library (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)

Library Campaigns and Elections

Caitlin Donnelly - Strategies for Nonpartisan Civic and Voter Engagement Activities (2020)

Tiffany Todd - The Dynamic Power Of Political Mail(2020)

Paul Westcott - What is voter & enhanced political data and how is it used? (2020)

John Rowley - 8 Principles for Running A Modern, Digital Library Campaign (2020)

Sorcha Rochford - How to organize your community digitally to enact change with NationBuilder (2020)

Kyle Shannon - Using Video Storytelling to Get Political (2020)

Mauricio Ayon - Grassroots community organizing and labor unions (2020)

Arnold Kling - The Three Languages of Politics (2020)

Chris Hayler - Winning Levy's and increasing funding with paid phones (2020)

John Miyasato - Canvassing for a Cause (2020)

(More 2022 sessions coming soon)