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United for Libraries to host horror author panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Horror! The Horror! Authors Who Write to Scare” from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The horror genre is becoming increasingly popular, so be sure to join fellow horror enthusiasts for this program featuring JG Faherty, Christopher Golden, Christopher Buehlman, Amy Lukavics, Ezekiel Boone and Peter Adam Salomon. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

United for Libraries to host President’s Program with John Hart at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Ed McBride will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author John Hart from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

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

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at the Hilton Orlando, Lake Eola, during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

United for Libraries Board Member Stielow appointed to Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania —  United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is pleased to announce that United for Libraries Board Member Fred Stielow has been appointed to the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.

Dave Barry to appear at United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by SAGE Publishing

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Dave Barry will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

United for Libraries presents Public Service Award to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania —  On May 2, 2016, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi  was given United for Libraries’ Public Service Award for her support for libraries of all types in Washington, D.C. Though Pelosi was unable to accept the award, her policy advisor, Patricia Ross, came in her stead.

Steve Laird elected United for Libraries president-elect

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Steve Laird, president of the Reference Division of Infogroup, has been elected 2016-2017 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Laird has served as a United for Libraries board member since 2012, and has chaired the United for Libraries Awards Committee and served on the division’s Corporate Development Task Force and Finance & Audit Task Force. He was general manager then vice president of sales of the Reference Division of Infogroup before taking his current position as president.  

United for Libraries to present Leaders Orientation at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present its Leaders Orientation program, “Cultivating Leaders and Building Effective Volunteer Boards for Trustees, Friends and Foundations,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

United for Libraries to host Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Bestselling writers Shari Lapena, Lisa Fenn, Thomas Mullen, Susan Mallery and Imbolo Mbue, along with audiobook narrator Jayne Entwistle, will discuss their new books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow.

Paula Poundstone to headline ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by SAGE Publishing

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

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