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United for Libraries to designate Spalding Gray House a Literary Landmark

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. – United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, Friends of the John Jermain Library, and the Sherwin-Williams Company, will designate the Spalding Gray House in Sag Harbor, N.Y., a Literary Landmark on Saturday, June 23.

United for Libraries to present ‘Your Library in Their Language: Strategies for Creating Library Advocates Among Business Leaders in Your Community’

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Your Library in Their Language: Strategies for Creating Library Advocates Among Business Leaders in Your Community” on Sunday, June 24, 9 to 10 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

United for Libraries to present ‘Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library’ at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Are You Ready for Fundraising Success? A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Library,” featuring Michael Stevenson, managing principal and co-founder of the Bannack Group, on Monday, June 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  

United for Libraries President’s Program to focus on ‘Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library’

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The United for Libraries President’s Program, “Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library,” will be held Saturday, June 23, 9 to 10 a.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  

Comedian Tom Papa to appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Comedian Tom Papa will appear at 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 24. Authors Harrison Scott Key and Chris Erskine will also appear.  

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

CHICAGO –  American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition attendees will have access to a series of innovative library public relations programs and events on Sunday, June 24. Known as the PR Sunday Spotlight, this series of select programs and events will offer library professionals the opportunity to attend five marketing and public-relations focused sessions on the same day.

PR Sunday Spotlight sessions include:

Susan Orlean among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Annual

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Orlean, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lou Berney, Lisa Unger, Leif Enger, and Delia Owens will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Festive beverages and light snacks will be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2018 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event.

United for Libraries conducting survey on ‘Identifying Barriers to Library Board Service’

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries is working with the ALA Emerging Leaders program to identify possible barriers to service on library boards.

Feedback from current and past library trustees, friends, foundation staff/board, and others will be extremely helpful in recognizing common issues that current and past board members encounter, and in the brainstorming on how to alleviate any issues.

To fill out the survey, please visit www.ala.org/united/boardsurvey. The survey will be open through Saturday, May 19.

United for Libraries to designate Lawrence Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Barbara Cooney

PEPPERELL, Mass. – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Lawrence Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Lawrence Library, will designate the library a Literary Landmark in honor of Barbara Cooney on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m.

The Lawrence Library is featured in the pages of Cooney’s picture book “Miss Rumphius,” which won the National Book Award in 1983.

Kaminski wins United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2018 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Jennifer Kaminski, secretary of the Friends of the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, Ky.

Kaminski will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference.