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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.

United for Libraries to host ‘Isn’t it Romantic?’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will present “Isn’t it Romantic?”, an author panel featuring romance writers, 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Popular romance authors Shelley Coriell, Deborah Coonts, Jeaniene Frost, Jill Shalvis and Ryan Winfield will discuss their books and sign copies following the program, which will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s “Prepub Alert.” An author book signing will follow.

Evanovich and Rae join lineup for ‘The Laugh’s On Us,’ sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Evanovich and Issa Rae will join the lineup of authors at United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us," sponsored by SAGE, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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.

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