Laura Sauser is the Community Manager at the Urbandale Public Library, where she is responsible for the library’s programming and outreach department. She brings over 25 years of cross-industry experience in philanthropy (both fundraising and grant making), marketing, public relations, and community relations into this role. Prior to moving into librarianship, Sauser served as President of the Iowa Council of Foundations, a membership association for grant makers; Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Drake University; held both marketing and community relations positions with the Principal Financial Group and the Principal Financial Group Foundation and other positions in the corporate sector. She currently serves as a member of the Iowa Library Association Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Iowa Library Association Membership Committee. Sauser has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa.