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United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Midwinter

PHILADELPHIA  – United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 at McCormick Place West, W185bc during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

Key ALA offices, all divisions, 'advocacy guru' to team at 2015 Midwinter Meeting to help all library lovers answer president’s call to 'Advocate. Today.'

CHICAGO—In her inaugural column for American Libraries magazine, titled "Advocate. Today.," American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries.

Author signings, ARCs and more at 'Spotlight on Adult Literature' at Midwinter

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, along with ALA Conference Services, will sponsor “Spotlight on Adult Literature” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the McCormick Place West Exhibit Hall at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

Participating publishers will host book and galley giveaways, author signings and more.

Perseus Books Group (booth 4126) will host author signings by Cecilia Ekback (“Wolf Winter,” Weinstein Books) and Tara Altebrando (“My Life in Dioramas,” Running Press Kids), both at 2 p.m., and Josh Wilker (“Benchwarmer,” PublicAffairs) at 3 p.m.

Meg Cabot added to the lineup for Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Meg Cabot (“The Princess Diaries”) will join Marisa de los Santos, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Berg, Thomas Perry and Marja Mills for United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2 at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting 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 2014 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during the program.

United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark™ for Stetson Kennedy

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries, in partnership with St. Johns County (Florida) and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, designated the Stetson Kennedy home and museum in  Beluthahatchee Park a Literary Landmark™ during a celebration on Nov. 16.

The dedication was held at 1 p.m., followed by tours of the Stetson Kennedy home, refreshments, musical performances and excerpts from the documentary “Klandestine Man.”

Marisa de los Santos among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA — Marisa de los Santos, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Berg, Thomas Perry, Marja Mills and Meg Cabot will be among the featured authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2 at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting 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 2014 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during the program.

United for Libraries celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries is coordinating the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week this week, Oct. 19-25, 2014.

Friends of the library groups all over the country are celebrating by promoting the group in the community, hosting special events, raising awareness and hosting membership drives. The week also gives libraries and boards of trustees the opportunity to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Arkansas becomes latest state to provide United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has made special pricing for its Trustee Academy available to state library agencies. The state of Arkansas recently joined Texas, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas in purchasing the Trustee Academy. Arkansas is making the Trustee Academy  available to its 114 public libraries through a multiple use purchase. 

United for Libraries’ Literary Landmark™ for Lynn Riggs rededicated

PHILADELPHIA —  United for Libraries’ Literary Landmark for Lynn Riggs was re-dedicated in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO) on Sept. 5 in Claremore, Okla.

Originally dedicated in 2003 and placed at the Claremore Public Library, the Literary Landmark plaque was relocated to the newly renovated Claremore Museum of History/Lynn Riggs Memorial Museum. The museum has a permanent exhibit honoring Riggs, a mixed-blood Cherokee, who was born and raised near Claremore in Territorial Oklahoma.

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