Conference or Event Name
Empowering Our Communities – ALAO 40th Annual Conference
Academic Library Association of Ohio
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, OH
What can re-engage alumni with the library while fostering a connection with current students? Pizza and positivity! University of Dayton’s alumni-funded pizza party is made possible by alumni donations of $15 per pie for finals week. “Finals Friends” is a note-writing drive for alumni to send well wishes to current students. In partnership with the alumni association and alumni magazine, notes are delivered at random to students studying in the library during finals week. Both programs provide tangible results that give positive vibes for all involved. Learn about the process of setting up these fundraising and “friendraising” opportunities.
Kelly, Katy and Rustad, Nichole M., "Pizza & Positivity: Engaging initiatives to connect alumni to the library" (2014). Roesch Library Faculty Presentations. 26.