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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.

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.

ALA launches educational 3D printing policy campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries.

Applications for ALA Trustee Citation due Jan. 15

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 15, 2015.

United for Libraries supports award-winning filmmakers raising funds for library documentary

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is asking library friends, foundations, trustees and all library advocates to support filmmak­ers Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor (Serendipity Films) as they ask library lovers across Amer­ica to help them make the first-ever national broadcast documentary about our nation’s public libraries.

United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark™ for Walt Whitman

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries, in partnership with the Suffolk County Library Association, Suffolk School Library Media Association, Lambda Literary Foundation and Empire State Center for the Book, designated the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center in Huntington Station, N.Y., a Literary Landmark™ during a celebration on Friday, Sept. 5.

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

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

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in the community, raising awareness and increasing membership and also giving libraries and boards of trustees the opportunity to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants due Jan. 15

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2015.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants will enable two academic Friends to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Applications must be either active in their college or university Friends of the Library group, or be academic library staff members who works in development. A grant of $850, plus full Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to each recipient.

United for Libraries welcomes Texas public library groups as members

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees in Texas are now group members of United for Libraries, thanks to a statewide membership purchase by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Texas joins Nebraska, Kansas and North Dakota in purchasing memberships for the libraries in their states.

United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for Alex Haley

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with the Tennessee Historical Commission and the staff and board of the Alex Haley Museum and & Interpretive Center in Henning, Tenn., designated the museum a Literary Landmark during a celebration on Sat., Aug .9.

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