For immediate release | April 12, 2016

Paula Poundstone to headline ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by SAGE Publishing

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Poundstone is a frequent panelist for NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” She was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. An outspoken advocate for libraries, she works with Friends of the Library groups around the country to help them raise funds and raise awareness of the importance of libraries.

Joining Poundstone will be bestselling humorist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry; stand-up comedian, writer and actor Phoebe Robinson, and Nora McInerny Purmort, whose debut memoir “It’s Okay to Laugh” details her journey with her late husband Aaron, who died in 2014.

Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Advance tickets to “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by SAGE Publishing, cost $60, $55 for United for Libraries division members (event code UNI4). Onsite tickets (if available) cost $65. 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

The event is sponsored by United for Libraries corporate supporter SAGE Publishing.

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington, D.C. and Melbourne.

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 Wentworth at (312) 280-2161 or

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Jillian Wentworth

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