United for Libraries

Winners of the 2018 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards to be recognized at United for Libraries' Gala Author Tea

EXTON, Pennsylvania -- Friends of the LeClaire (Iowa) Community Library and Charleston (S.C.) Friends of the Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2018 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. Each group received $250 and will be recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at the ALA Annual Conference on Monday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

United for Libraries President’s Program to focus on relationship building with lawmakers

EXTON, Pennsylvania — The United for Libraries President’s Program, “How to Hug a Porcupine: Relationship Building with Lawmakers and Why It’s Important,” sponsored by the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office, will be held Sunday, June 23, 1 to 2 p.m. at Washington Convention Center, 147B.

Brad Fitch, president and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, will discuss how to build relationships with elected officials and effective communication tactics. Libby Post, President/CEO of Communication Services, will moderate.

Marlena E. White wins United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant

EXTON, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2019 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Marlena E. White, current Director of the Friends of the Lexington Main Library in Lexington, S.C. and President of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries.

White will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference at the “Gala Author Tea” on Monday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.

United for Libraries to host author panels at ALA Annual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host six author panels during ALA Annual 2019:

Gary Janetti to appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Gary Janetti 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 23. Authors Josh Gondelman, Bobbie Brown, and Jessica Holmes will also appear.

United for Libraries to present June 10 webinar on 'Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach'

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present the free webinar “Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach” on Monday, June 10, 1 p.m. Eastern.

Erin Morgenstern among featured authors at Gala Author Tea sponsored by Reference USA at ALA Annual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Erin Morgenstern, Kate Elizabeth Russell, Kiley Reid, Karl Marlantes, Megan Angelo, and Gabriel Bump will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Mon., June 24 at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

United for Libraries to designate Literary Landmarks in celebration of Children’s Book Week

EXTON, Pennsylvania — In celebration of Children’s Book Week (April 29-May 5, 2019), which marks its 100th anniversary this year, United for Libraries will designate Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors.

This initiative 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.