Amigos Community Conversations: Communicating Value to Library Donors

 Registration is closed for this event
Libraries have often looked to outside sources for growing vital funding to support new services, facilities, and initiatives. Now it is even more important to connect the library story and need to the donors’ interests. Join this conversation and hear from Jeffry Archer, Dean of University Libraries at Baylor University, and Will Merrick, Development Officer at Pioneer Library System, about communicating the value of libraries to donors and funders. Then gather with colleagues to discuss shared experiences and overcome challenges. This is an exclusive, no-charge event for Amigos Library Services members.

Technical Requirements:
Visit Zoom Basic System requirements (PC, Mac, Linux) or Zoom App.

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.


  • Jeffry Archer is the Dean of University Libraries at Baylor University, a position he has held since June of 2020. Before that, Jeffry served as Associate Dean, McGill University Libraries in Montreal, and in various positions for 21 years at the University of Chicago. Throughout his career, he has focused on improving resources, spaces, and service to students and faculty.
  • Will Merrick came back to his fundraising roots when he joined Pioneer Library System during COVID in 2021. As Development Officer for the Pioneer Library System, he serves as a liaison to the Pioneer Library System Foundation’s board of directors, works with donors and prospects, and assists in the System’s fundraising efforts throughout its three-county service area.
October 31, 2022

10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482