For immediate release | June 11, 2013

Win two tickets to sit with Paula Poundstone at United for Libraries’ ‘The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE’ at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA — From June 12-20, those who like SAGE's, United for Libraries’, or Paula Poundstone's Facebook pages or follow any on Twitter will be eligible to win two VIP tickets to "The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE," at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The winner and a guest will sit at a VIP table with Paula Poundstone during the event. To enter, visit SAGE’s blog.

“Paula Poundstone is a very talented comedian who shares our passion and appreciation for the library,” said Ed McBride, executive director of library sales at SAGE and United for Libraries board member. “We are excited to be offering the opportunity to sit with her at the show and are certain that it will be both a highly entertaining and very unforgettable experience. SAGE has been a proud supporter of United for Libraries for years and is delighted to be a sponsor of ‘The Laugh’s on Us’ for the first time this year.”

Those attending Annual Conference are encouraged to visit SAGE at booth 650 in order to enter for another chance to win two tickets to sit at the SAGE table at the event.

“The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE” will also feature Selena Coppock, Nicole Knepper, Sara Levine, Ross Mathews and Paul Rudnick and will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at McCormick Place, S406b. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Some books will be given away free, while others will be available for purchase at a generous discount. Advance tickets cost $49, $45 for United for Libraries division members (event code UFL1). Onsite tickets cost $55. Early ticket purchase is recommended as the event often sells out. For more information about United for Libraries events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit

For more than 45 years, SAGE has consulted and conferred with librarians to help meet the ever-changing needs of library patrons, most recently with a suite of research projects looking at discoverability, open access (a joint roundtable with the British Library) and the perceived value of the library (commissioned with LISU). SAGE shares with librarians a passion for information that shapes and betters the world and values the critical role that libraries play in promoting literacy, learning and culture. SAGE was founded on the idea that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of a healthy society.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries