Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Annual Trustee Banquet 2018

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2018 Trustee Banquet

Friday, May 18th 6-9 PM

$65 per person

Purchase tickets here

About our speaker: John Chrastka, Executive Director at EveryLibrary

Mr. Chrastka’s years of experience as a library trustee inform his role at EveryLibrary as the organization works to achieve its goal “to promote public, school, and college libraries, including by advocating in support of public funding for libraries and building public awareness of public funding initiates.”

The evening’s presentation “How People Listen Determines what Stories to Tell”

Voters, donors, and constituents want to hear from their library trustees and library staff about the work you do in the community, and the lives you touch in your hometowns. They are eager to hear about how you are doing something that they believe in, and that they value. But when we don’t anticipate or understand who we are talking to, we can accidentally tell the wrong stories. And when folks stop listening to us, they won’t vote, donate or stand with us. Our funding suffers and our support eroded. Join EveryLibrary’s executive director John Chrastka for a keynote discussion about the right ways to anticipate how people will listen to you, and how to frame the work you want to do in a way that is fundable. EveryLibrary is the first national political action committee for libraries. Since 2012, they have provided pro-bono support to nearly 100 libraries on Election Days and with funding negotiations with city councils and town boards, and helping to secure well over $250 million in stable tax funding for libraries.

About EveryLibrary:

EveryLibrary is a not-for-profit that works directly with public libraries to provide guidance, cosulting services, and support as they work towards a referendum or public vote.

Visit everylibrary.org for more information

The Venue:

The Carleton of Oak Park is located near downtown Oak Park and is easy to access via I-290, the CTA, and Metra. Free parking is available for guests, there is also plenty of public parking around the building.

A buffet style dinner will be served including coffee and dessert. Cash bar is available.


If you have additional questions about the evening please contact Pilar Shaker, Director of the Forest Park Public Library; pshaker@fppl.org   708.689.6112

We hope you can make it!Cheers,LACONI Administrators Section





May 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:




Carleton of Oak Park
1110 Pleasant St
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
+ Google Map