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Bittersweet Challenges,
New Opportunities
& Half-Full Glasses

4th Annual NTLP Conference
for Library Supporters
took place Saturday, May 5, 2012
at the Center for Community Cooperation
2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204-6127

The Conference is back BY POPULAR DEMAND,
thanks to the Center for Community Cooperation and Texas Book Consignments!

Handouts are now posted.
See photos from the conference!

Early Registration Discount (register and pay by April 24)
     $100 / person General Admission
     $50 / person for staff and supporters of NTLP Partner Libraries

Starting April 25, 2012
     $125 / person General Admission
     $75 / person for staff and supporters of NTLP Partner Libraries

Have your library become a full Partner of NTLP by April 24 to qualify for the discount for NTLP Partner Libraries.

Don't know whether your library is a Partner? See the list of NTLP Partner Libraries. (Only full partners -- those for whom we have received payment -- are listed.)

and Refreshments: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Conference: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Designed for
  • Members of Library Boards, Friends of the Library and Library Foundations
  • Library Volunteers and Other Supporters
  • Library Staff Who Work with Any of the Above

This event includes
  • Training Sessions (up to 5.5 CE hours)
  • Time for Networking with Peers, and
  • Lunch and Refreshments!

Library Supporters Conference  Logo

For NTLP conference news on Twitter:
follow @ntxLibConf and use the tag #ntxLibConf

Sponsored by
Texas Book Consignments

Watch this website, the NTLP website, the NTLP blog,
and NTLP on Facebook for announcements.

About the Registration Fee
Some people have expressed concern about the conference fee increase from previous years. Until this year, NTLP conferences received funding support from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the registration fees were only required to cover refreshments and meals. As of this year, NTLP receives no state funding for any kind of training events. Consequently, we need a combination of fees, donations, and sponsorships to cover the cost of the conference facility, equipment, speaker fees, and staff time. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, NTLP seeks only to cover expenses for the event.

Decent overview of topics

The Library Supporters Conference is one that shouldn't be missed! The topics are always relevant, and I always leave with great resources and a better understanding of how to improve my role as a library supporter.


Well organized, will worth the drive and cost.

A meeting on how to provide financial and organizational support to libraries more effectively.

great variety of topics and presenters; quality of the event deserved a much higher attendance

It was an excellent investment of time and I learned a lot. I feel sorry for my peers that were not at this conference.

It was a very good use of a day. Full of information, resources, and connections.

The only losers were those people who did not attend - this was a superbly organized and executed event!

Praise from participants at the 2011 Supporters Conference:

This was my first such conference and I found all of it very informative and helpful.

Absolutely another great event!!!

I brought back many ideas to present to my friends group with the thought that we can do a few of them.

Again, wonderful conference - well worth my time!

I thought it was a well organized, informative and entertaining conference. This was my first time to attend the conference so I was quite pleased.

Our group learned and enjoyed the day very much. We would attend another meeting of the same kind.

Absolutely awesome experience. Benefitted from information/knowledge received as well as having a really great time. Always nice to see and share with library constituents.

Very worthwhile conference. Great information. Knowledgeable speakers.

This was my first experience. I feel certain that I will return. Enjoyed the day.

I thought the conference was well organized.

Please have this as often as possible.
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