For immediate release | September 10, 2013

United for Libraries welcomes Kansas libraries as members

PHILADELPHIA — The State Library of Kansas has purchased United for Libraries membership for all 328 of the libraries in the state.

Kansas libraries will receive membership for both their boards of trustees and their friends group and/or foundation. In addition to the standard United for Libraries membership benefits, statewide purchases include full access to the Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help library Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries; the Baby Boomer webcast series and a live webinar with United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed. A librarian or library staff member at each location also receives full access to all digital resources.

“Kansas Library Trustee Association is so happy to be a partner with the State Library of Kansas,” said Kansas Library Trustee Association President M.E. Grosdidier. “We are about continuing education for library board members, and United for Libraries will enhance our mission for excellence for all our local Kansas libraries.”

"Friends of Kansas Libraries is thrilled to have United for Libraries services available to all libraries in Kansas," said Sue Blechl, President, Friends of Kansas Libraries. "Trustees, friends and librarians will have more resources available to make their libraries the best they can be."

For a complete list of United for Libraries membership benefits, and to join as an individual, group or library, visit United for Libraries offers discounted pricing for states or library systems that want to purchase membership for their libraries. For information about purchasing United for Libraries membership for a state or library system, please contact United for Libraries’ Director of Marketing & Communications Beth Nawalinski at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161, or

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