ALADN 2005 ~ "Sittin' in the Sun"

New Orleans, Louisiana
March 7-9, 2005


Program Chair: Karlene Noel Jennings
Director of Development, University Library
Iowa State University Foundation

Sunday, March 6, 2005
Pre-conference Workshop (see Preconference page)

5:30 pm Opening Reception
7:30 pm

Dinner with ALADN friends*

Monday, March 7, 2005
“ Sittin’ in the Sun, Sharing Ideas”
8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am Welcome
9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

Who’s your Donor? Statistical Profiling of Library Donors

Greg Griffin, Syracuse


ROI (Return on Investment) for Corporate and Foundation Initiatives
Pat Moran, Columbia

10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

Partnering with Campus Constituents
Barbara von Wahlde, U. of Buffalo
Lesley Heiser, New Mexico State
Barton Lessin, Wayne State
Harriet Teller, Michigan


Planned Giving for your Library
Julia Zapcic, Rutgers
Jackie Bartley, Rutgers
11:00 am Visit the Marketplace
11:30 am

Lunch Program
Donor voices: “People sittin’ in the sun, sharing their money”
Karlene Noel Jennings, Iowa State
1:00 pm Visit the Marketplace
1:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

How We Got the Gift: Real-Life Case Studies of Major Library Donors
Margaret Gordon, UC Santa Cruz
Harrie Hughes, Northwestern
John Wilson, Baylor


Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: How to Get a Collector to Give
Chris Foley, U. of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Oklahoma State

2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

From Ignorance to Almost Bliss: Educating Librarians About Development
Joan Barnes, Nebraska


Successful Case Statements: All You Need to Know
Carrie Barnett, Western Kentucky
Chantel Dunham, Georgia
Gena Scott, Missouri
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Remarkable Relationships + Retirement Reception = Rewarding Results
Lorraine Haricombe, Bowling Green
Beverly Sterns, Bowling Green


Persuasion in Theory and Practice (Mostly Practice)
Dale Walker, Wyoming


Building a Major Gift Society within Your Library Friends Organization
David Cassens, Southern Illinois, Edwardsville
5:30 pm Evening reception at Loyola University
7:30 pm Dinner with ALADN Friends* (at Uptown and Mid-city restaurants – where real people eat)

Tuesday, March 8, 2005
8:15 am Continental breakfast
8:45 am

Plenary Session:

Endowed Chair Percentages / Embedded Endowments: A Case for Libraries
Jos Wanschers, MIT

Setting the Stage: The Current Library Climate
Introductory Remarks
Duane Webster, Executive Director Association of Research Libraries

9:15 am

Embedded Endowments for Chairs and Professorships - Panel Discussion
Directors / ULs / Deans of Libraries:
Sheri Downer, Auburn
Rush Miller, Pitt
Derrie Perez, South Florida
10:30 am Break
10:45 am

Discussion of survey results and position paper
Mary Ann Houff Shields, IUPUI
Samuel Huang, Arizona
Barton Lessin, Wayne State
12:45 pm Adjourn for afternoon of touring, exploring, or donor visits
7:30 pm Evening Cocktails at Hotel Monaco, followed by dinner at 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2005
7:45 am Breakfast Round Tables
9:00 am

Plenary Session: A morning with Jerry Panas,fundraising consultant, best-selling author of Megagifts

Jerry will discuss:

  • The four major Magic Questions and how to use them to ensure the gift
  • Twenty-two major factors that motivate major giving
  • The work habits and fundraising strategies of the greatest ones in the field
Noon Conference Adjourns