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United for Libraries adds ‘Evaluating the Library Director’ course as part of Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA – The course “Evaluating the Library Director,” led by past ALA president Sarah Ann Long, has been added to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help library Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

“Evaluating the Library Director” covers understanding the importance of an annual evaluation of the library director, planning to evaluate, methods of evaluation, tools and other approaches, additional considerations and avoiding common problems.

United for Libraries presents ‘The World’s Strongest Librarian’ at ‘Quirky Books for Quirker Librarians’

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Quirky Books for Quirkier Librarians” from 3 to 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 29 at McCormick Place, S404a during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Three groups win United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Three groups will be recognized with Baker & Taylor Awards from United for Libraries during the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 1 at the ALA Annual Conference Chicago.

Lindsey wins United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  Dot Lindsey, a member of the board of trustees of the Rangeview Library District (Thornton, Colo.), is the winner of the 2013 United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant.

Explore YA and more at ‘Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone!’ at ALA Annual, presented by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present “Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone!” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT on Saturday, June 29 at McCormick Place N227a at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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.

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