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United for Libraries to host ‘Quirky Books’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians,” 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N252,  at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Join United for Libraries as Liz Climo, Ian Doescher, Caitlin Doughty, Jennifer Holland, Andrew Mayne and Ben Parzybok talk with pride about their often out-in-left-field topics. The program will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s “Prepub Alert.” A book signing will follow.

Tweet to win tickets to United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us,' sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA — In their daily interactions with students, researchers and library patrons of all stripes, librarians are bound to hear (and overhear) humorous remarks that provide comic relief all the time.

Librarians are invited to share the words that that have caused them to smile, stifle a giggle or ROFL between the stacks – and earn a chance for further hilarity by entering to win two tickets to the “The Laugh’s on Us, Sponsored by SAGE,” a United for Libraries event.

United for Libraries to host ‘First Author, First Book’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “First Author, First Book: Veteran and Rookies,” 8:30-10 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

This traditional event, which will feature a continental breakfast, will include first time authors Adi Alsaid, Kimberly Elkins, Oscar Goodman and Jim McGinty, joined by veteran author Will Thomas. The program will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s “Prepub Alert.” An author book signing will follow.

United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for Jon Hassler

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with the Minnesota Association of Library Friends, Central Lakes College Foundation and Friends of the Brainerd Public Library, designated the library at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minn., a Literary Landmark in honor of Jon Hassler on Friday, May 16.

Jon Hassler (1933-2008) launched his career while teaching at Brainerd Community College (now Central Lakes College). Hassler was a novelist who captured small town life as it took place in Minnesota towns such as Staggerford and Rookery.

Emily St. John Mandel joins lineup for Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA —  Emily St. John Mandel will join the lineup of authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  

United for Libraries honors Gordon and Laverne Taylor with Major Benefactor Citation

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and its Library Endowment Trust, honored the late Gordon and LaVerne Taylor with its Major Benefactor Citation for their contributions to the Belle Isle Library.

South Carolina purchases United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — The state of South Carolina recently joined 11 other states in making United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses for library trustees, available to its libraries

United for Libraries to present ‘Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference.

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with and influence those who approve your library's budget. Even in tough times, there are strategies to get you more. Enjoy a free piece of pie while you learn how about “getting a bigger piece of the pie.”

United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for Bernard Waber

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, the Children’s Book Council, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Yorkville Community School PTA, designated Yorkville Community School in New York City a Literary Landmark in honor of Bernard Waber on Wednesday, May 14.

United for Libraries to present '3D Printers & Library Policies' at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will present “3D Printers & Library Policies” 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference. The program will be co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF),

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

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