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United for Libraries to host ‘Hot Picks for Book Clubs’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Hot Picks for Book Clubs,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N236, at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Join Ana Castillo, Ann Hood, Rebecca Rasmussen and Julie Lawson Timmer as they discuss their latest books. Authors will sign their books following the event. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will moderate.

Philippe Petit to speak at United for Libraries’ President’s Program at Annual

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will welcome Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary “Man on Wire,” at United for Libraries President’s Program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

United for Libraries names Dr. Argiro Morgan ALA Trustee Citation recipient

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has named Dr. Argiro Morgan of St. Tammany Parish (La.) Library as the recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. 

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

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