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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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Skip Dye elected 2018-2019 United for Libraries president

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:53pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Skip Dye, VP, library marketing and digital sales at Penguin Random House, has been elected 2018-2019 United for Libraries president. Dye will serve as president-elect during 2017-2018 under United for Libraries President Steve Laird.

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Take United for Libraries’ survey for a chance to win a set of free bestsellers

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 4:07pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – What can United do for you?

United for Libraries is seeking Trustees, Friends of the Library groups, Foundations, library directors, library staff, and others to complete a survey by April 30 about its resources and what is needed by those who govern, support, or fundraise for their libraries.

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United for Libraries to host May 9 webinar on ‘Taming the Troublesome Trustee’

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 4:05pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present the webinar “Taming the Troublesome Trustee” at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 9.

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Kippur wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:13pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2017 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants to Lisa Kippur, executive assistant to the deans at University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.             

Kippur will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. A formal presentation to the grant winners will be made at the conference at “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” on Friday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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United for Libraries to host April 25 webinar on working effectively with Friends groups

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:28pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present a webinar on working with Friends of the Library groups, “With Friends Like These,” at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, April 25.

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United for Libraries to dedicate Manila House a Literary Landmark

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:44pm

Washington, D.C. – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council (PALM); the Philippines on the Potomac Project (POPDC); the Rita M. Cacas Foundation, Inc. (RMCF), and the Toribio Family, will dedicate the fourth Literary Landmark in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 6 (3-5 p.m.), at the original site of the former Manila House (2440 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.).

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Sarah Jessica Parker to unveil first Book Club Central pick at 2017 Annual Conference President’s Program

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:31am

“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf,” says award-winning television and film actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker. During the President’s Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition on Saturday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Chicago, Parker will unveil her first title selection as part of the official launch of ALA Book Club Central, for which she will serve as Honorary Chair.

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ALA to launch Book Club Central with Sarah Jessica Parker

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:29am

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is creating Book Club Central, a new online platform of reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists and other content for book clubs and their readers. Award-winning television and film actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is partnering with the ALA to serve as the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central.

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Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:18pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 45 groups for outstanding efforts to support their library. Two winning groups will each receive $1,000.

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