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Sarah Jessica Parker announces first pick for ALA’s Book Club Central

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:44pm

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) officially launched Book Club Central with the unveiling of its website and Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker’s inaugural book selection, “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” by Stephanie Powell Watts, published by Ecco/an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Ms. Parker made the announcement during the ALA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place in Chicago at McCormick Place, June 22-27, 2017.

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Scott Turow and Kate White among authors at United for Libraries’ mystery panel at ALA Annual

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:01am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “It’s a Mystery to Me: Crime Fighting Authors” on Monday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W185a.

Join Scott Turow, Kate White, Brian Pinkerton, Diane Vallere, and Susanna Calkins as they discuss their latest books and their lives as writers. A book signing will follow. This program will be oderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

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United for Libraries to host ‘Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations’ at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:21am

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries will host “Board Development for Library Trustees, Friends Groups, and Foundations” on Saturday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at McCormick Place West, W181a, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to dedicate the Lotos Club a Literary Landmark

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:21am

New York – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Empire State Center for the Book, will designate the Lotos Club in New York City as a Literary Landmark at a reception at the club on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Celeste Ng among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:20am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Celeste Ng, author of the bestselling “Everything I Never Told You,” will join Jonathan Safran Foer, Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson and A.J. Finn at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to present author of inaugural Book Club Central selection at “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community”

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:06pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community,” featuring the author of the inaugural Book Club Central selection chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker, on Sunday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on public relations and marketing sessions at ALA Annual

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:39am

CHICAGO – New to this year’s ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the PR Sunday Spotlight on June 25, which will showcase innovative library public relations programming and events. This new series will give library communications and marketing staff the opportunity to attend five public-relations focused sessions all on the same day. PR Sunday Spotlight sessions include:

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United for Libraries, RUSA, and Chapter Relations to host ‘Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?’

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:35pm

Bryn Mawr, PENNSYLVANIA -- United for Libraries, RUSA, and ALA Chapter Relations will host a joint discussion group on “Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library?" at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at McCormick Place West, W194b.

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Emil Ferris among featured authors at United for Libraries’ ‘First Author’ panel at ALA Annual

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:45pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Emil Ferris (“My Favorite Thing is Monsters”) will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ “First Author, First Book panel from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Joining Ferris will be C. Morgan Babst, Devin Murphy, Sarah Shoemaker, and Gregory Scott Katsoulis. A book signing will follow. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

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United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:43pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 23 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free day of information and resource sharing, roundtable discussions, and learning opportunities. This year's theme will be board development. Speakers will include:

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Jonathan Safran Foer among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:06pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Jonathan Safran Foer will join Allison Pataki, Elly Griffiths, Brianna Wolfson, A.J. Finn, and Celeste Ng at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the Baker & Taylor Awards during the program.

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Scottoline and Serritella to appear at ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by Ingram Content Group

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:56pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to host President’s Program with Andy Weir at ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:54pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Susan Schmidt will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author Andy Weir, part of the Auditorium Speaker Series, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries presents Public Service Award to Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:53pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On May 1, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Reed presented Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.)  with United for Libraries’ Public Service Award for his support of libraries during a special reception in the Hart Senate office building.

Sen. Reed authored key sections of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and seeks to fix the No Child Left Behind education law that was signed into law nearly 14 years ago.

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Mark Miller named ALA Trustee Citation recipient

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:16pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – The American Library Association and United for Libraries has named Mark Miller, chair of the Loudon County (Va.) Library Board of Trustees, a recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. 

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Beth Nawalinski named United for Libraries executive director

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:24pm

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association announced Beth Nawalinski, deputy executive director, United for Libraries, as its new executive director, effective July 31, 2017.  Following a nationwide search, Nawalinski will fill the position being vacated by the retirement of Sally Reed.   

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Take action for libraries during Virtual Library Legislative Day

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:35am

For National Library Legislative Day, May 1-2, 2017, hundreds of library supporters will convene in Washington D.C., where they meet with their members of Congress to rally support for library issues and policies.

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United for Libraries to dedicate Literary Landmarks™ for Children’s Book Week

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:22pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — In celebration of  Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017) United for Libraries will dedicate three Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors. This program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book, and is presented in conjunction with the American Library Association/Children’s Book Council Joint Committee.

The following Literary Landmarks will be dedicated:

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Caulkins wins United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:21pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2017 United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grants to Sandi Caulkins of the Friends of the Kirbyville (Texas) Library.

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