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Hackley Public Library to be dedicated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF in honor of Verna Aardema Vugteveen

PHILADELPHIA —  Hackley Public Library in Muskegon, Mich., will be dedicated a Literary Landmark in honor of Verna Aardema Vugteveen on Tuesday, June 12 by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

ALTAFF to host ‘Transforming Libraries through Frontline Advocacy’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Transforming Libraries through Frontline Advocacy”  from 1:30-3:30 p.m. PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 206A, on Sunday, June 24 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

Applications for ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards due June 15

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the seventh annual Best Friends Awards. Applications are due June 15, 2012.

Jane Green among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. PDT at the Anaheim Marriott, Grand Salon E, on Monday, June 25 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

ALTAFF members vote to change organization’s title to ‘United for Libraries’

PHILADELPHIA —  As part of the recent American Library Association (ALA) election, the majority of voting members of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) voted to change the organization’s title to “United for Libraries: the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.”

Keith Michael Fiels to speak at Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon during ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host its Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon, featuring ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels, from noon-1:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 23 at the Anaheim Marriott, Newport Beach and Rancho Las Palmas, at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Rod Wagner 2012-2013 ALTAFF vice president/president-elect

PHILADELPHIA — Rod Wagner, director of the Nebraska Library Commission, has been elected 2012-2013 vice president/president-elect of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Parrilli wins ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2012 ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant to Karen Parrilli, a member of the Board of Trustees at Skokie (Ill.) Public Library. Parrilli will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2012 ALA Annual Conference June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif. A formal presentation to Parilli will be made at the conference.

Kentucky becomes latest state to provide ALTAFF’s Trustee Academy for their trustees

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has made special pricing for its Trustee Academy available to state library agencies. The state of Kentucky recently joined Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Utah in making the Trustee Academy available for its libraries through a multiple use purchase.  

Author Maggie Stiefvater at ALTAFF’s ‘Books without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Books without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults”  from 10:30 a.m.-noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 206B, on Monday, June 25 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

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