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Mystery writers reveal all at ‘Shoot Between the Lines’ at ALA Annual, presented by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present ‘Shoot Between the Lines: Mystery Writers Reveal All’ from 3 - 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 30 at McCormick Place N128 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Don’t have a clue? Come to this program and hear from Jeff Abbott, John Dufresne, Sara Gran, Michael Harvey, Lars Kepler and Ingrid Thoft, who’d like to share theirs with you. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will moderate. A book signing will follow, with some books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount.

‘Reimagining Libraries’ with Anythink at United for Libraries’ President’s Program

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Reimagining Libraries,” the United for Libraries President’s Program, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Ten libraries selected to receive advocacy training as part of Neal-Schuman Foundation grant to United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has selected 10 libraries to receive expert advocacy training in cycle one of the Citizens-Save-Libraries program, funded by the Neal-Schuman Foundation.

Library fundraising secrets revealed at 'Raising $: Process and People' preconference at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA - Peter Pearson raises millions of dollars for the St. Paul (Minn.) Public Library, and he will reveal how other groups can too at “Raising $: Process and People,” a preconference with LLAMA and United for Libraries at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Colorado Association of Libraries wins ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — The Colorado Association of Libraries is the recipient of the 2013 ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries.

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) won for its 2012 campaign “Literacy Through Libraries: A Dollar Does It.” The campaign was to restore state funding for libraries; although a funding mechanism in the state budget had existed since 2001, the line item had gone unfunded for years due to budget constraints. This left Colorado as one of only a few states with no direct support of libraries.

Advocate for libraries on a national level by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day on May 8

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 8, when hundreds of library advocates will descend 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 8, or anytime the week of May 6-10.

United for Libraries designates Stroud Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), designated Stroud Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel (1918-2007) on Sunday, April 28.

Christine Hage elected 2013-2014 United for Libraries vice president/president-elect

PHILADELPHIA — Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library, has been elected 2013-2014 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Wally Lamb among the authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present its Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 1 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Melanie Benjamin, Mark Billingham, Jeffrey Deaver, Wally Lamb and Jojo Moyes will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with some books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount.

United for Libraries to present 2013 Public Service Award to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

PHILADELPHIA —  Rod Wagner, director of the Nebraska Library Commission, will present United for Libraries’ 2013 Public Service Award to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C., on May 7.

Rep. Fortenberry was the first Congressman willing to speak up about the importance of the issue of compelling libraries to test for lead in all children’s books. He recognized that a legislative fix that reasonably dealt with the issue was needed.

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