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YALSA opens proposals for 2017 Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium. The theme of the symposium is “Libraries: Helping All Teens Build a Better Future,” and is to be held Nov.

United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, at ALA Midwinter Meeting

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Augusta Room 1.

Mary Kay Andrews among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mary Kay Andrews, Pam Jenoff, Kathy Hepinstall and Emily Fridlund will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Jan. 23 at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Applications for ALA Trustee Citation due Jan. 9

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 9, 2017.

RUSA, United host discussion on library advocacy best practices at Midwinter

CHICAGO—In partnership with United for Libraries, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting “Are you a Proactive or Reactive Advocate? Best Practices from Academic and Public Library Supporters,” an engaging discussion on best practices for library advocacy at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Sponsor a Literary Landmark for Children’s Book Week 2017

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is partnering with the ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint Committee to designate seven Literary Landmarks during Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017).

United for Libraries, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader encourage groups to nominate and sponsor special locations nationwide that are tied to a deceased children's literary figure, author, or their work.

Applications for National Friends of Libraries Week Awards due Dec. 2

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is sponsoring the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016.

Friends of the library groups across the country are celebrating by holding membership drives, book sales and special events, and officials are issuing proclamations to mark Friends of Libraries Week in their town or state. Libraries are also honoring their friends groups and saying “thank you” for all they do for their libraries. Friends groups are being highlighted in local media to demonstrate their importance in the library and community.

Three Literary Landmarks to be dedicated in New York

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, will dedicate three Literary Landmarks in the coming weeks that will commemorate the rich literary heritage of New York State.  The three landmarks are Steepletop (Austerlitz, N.Y.) on Oct. 23, the Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.) on Oct. 27 and the home of Frank Sullivan (Saratoga, N.Y.) on Nov. 3.  New York State’s Center for the Book works with United for Libraries in dedicating sites that have significance relationship to an author, book or literary activity. 

Applications now available for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 9, 2017.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant enables a Friend of a college/university library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be active in their college or university Friends of the Library group, or be college/university library staff members who work in development. A grant of $850, plus full Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to the recipient.

United for Libraries to host Oct. 4 webinar on Merging a Friends and Foundation

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present a webinar on “Merging a Friends and Foundation” from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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