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United for Libraries presents Public Service Award to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

PHILADELPHIA —  Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) accepted the 2014 Public Service Award, given by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), on May 5 during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C. He was introduced by Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid.

Advocate for libraries by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day May 6

PHILADELPHIA – This week marks the 40th annual National Library Legislative Day. Hundreds of library supporters from all across the country will convene in Washington D.C., where they will be briefed on legislative issues affecting libraries and will meet with their members of Congress to discuss them.

Ed McBride elected United for Libraries president-elect

PHILADELPHIA — Ed McBride, executive director of library sales for SAGE, has been elected 2014-2015 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Yorkville Community School to be designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Yorkville Community School PTA, will designate the Yorkville Community School on East 88th Street in New York City a Literary Landmark in honor of Bernard Waber at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

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

PHILADELPHIA  – United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, S219, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Advocate for libraries by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day May 6

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 5-6, when hundreds of library advocates will be on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it to Capitol Hill for the event can still be a part of the effort by calling and/or emailing their elected officials on May 6, or anytime the week of May 5-9.

United for Libraries and Algonquin Books to present ‘Journey of a Book’ with Lin Enger at BEA

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present “Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader” at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.  

South Dakota purchases United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

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

Riordan wins United for Libraries/Gale Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/Gale Trustee Conference Grant to Donna Gerardi Riordan, vice president of the board of trustees of the Orcas Island (Wash.) Public Library.

Riordan will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. A formal presentation to Riordan will be made at the conference.

Nawar wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Essraa Nawar of Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Nawar will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. A formal presentation to Nawar will be made at the conference.

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