For immediate release | February 14, 2014

Deadline for applications for Academic Friend Conference Grant extended to March 14

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through March 14, 2014.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant enables a person who is active in his or her college or university Friends of the Library group, or an academic library staff member who works in development, to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $850, plus full Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to the recipient.

“SAGE is delighted to provide an academic ‘Friend of the Library’ with the opportunity to attend an American Library Association conference for the first time,” said Ed McBride, executive director of library sales at SAGE. “An important gathering of information professionals and library enthusiasts, the ALA conferences offer enriching educational experiences for tomorrow’s library leaders and supporters. SAGE is a proud supporter of United for Libraries and values the work that they do to support libraries and their champions.”

For more information and to apply, visit

Founded in 1965, SAGE is an independent company that shares with librarians the belief that flourishing educational programs and engaged scholarship create healthy minds and healthy societies. SAGE’s publishing program, which ranges across the social sciences, humanities, medicine and engineering includes:

  • journals at the forefront of knowledge, contributing to the disciplines of the future, many on behalf of more than 290 academic associations on behalf of which we publish, and delivered in varied electronic and print formats under both traditional and open access models;
  • academic and reference books with breadth of vision and valued content.;
  • innovative teaching texts for college courses;
  • professional books reflecting practical approaches to new perspectives and challenges;
  • primary sources archives through Adam Matthew, now a part of the SAGE group.

SAGE values working closely with librarians to achieve shared goals, including partnering on white papers and other research projects to help ensure that together we meet the changing needs of students and researchers.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those 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



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