6th Annual Friends Institute - Friends as Community Partners

September 28, 2019


Genetti Hotel

200 West Fourth Street 

Williamsport, PA 17701

Institute Agenda

“Friends and Community Partners”

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 


9:30 – 10:00 Welcome, Introduction, and PCBL Annual Meeting (Deborah Dorshimer, President, PCBL) 


10:00 – 11:00 General Session:  Power in Numbers; A Discussion on Partnerships and Collaborations (Tricia Richards-Service, PR/Marketing Communications Consultant)


11:00 – 11:15 Break 


11:15 – 12:15 Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1:  Writing a Win-Win Proposal (Tricia Richards-Service, PR/Marketing Communications Consultant)
  • Session 2:  Board Policies and Procedures (Angie Lightfoot Roth, PANO; Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations) 
  • Session 3:  That’s Worth How Much? Tools and Tips for Online Bookselling Through Amazon (Brandt Ensor, Director, Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library)


12:15– 1:15 Lunch 

  • Presentation of the Friend of the Year Award
  • Presentation of the Friends Group of the Year Award


1:15 – 2:15 Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 4:   Sales Tax; When to Charge It (Allan J. Rossi, Assistant Counsel, Pa Dept of Revenue) and Small Games of Chance (Marcia Wilson, Friends of the Littlestown Library)
  • Session 5:  Unique Fundraising Projects (Susan Tracey, Vice President, Friends of the Mt.Lebanon Public Library) 
  • Session 6:   Library and Friends Memorandum of Understanding (Beth Nawalinski, Executive Director, United for Libraries)


2:15   Adjourn

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