Skip Dye elected 2018-2019 United for Libraries president

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/14/2017


Jillian Wentworth

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Skip Dye, VP, library marketing and digital sales at Penguin Random House, has been elected 2018-2019 United for Libraries president. Dye will serve as president-elect during 2017-2018 under United for Libraries President Steve Laird.

“It is an honor to be elected,” said Dye. “United for Libraries’ mission and purpose is dear to my heart. Never before has there been a time where Friends of Libraries, Trustees, Foundations, and advocates are more important to the libraries they support and love. By partnering with the impressively creative and active United for Libraries board and its constituents, I want to raise awareness of public libraries in their communities. I embrace and welcome the new challenges that all libraries are facing today, and I see United for Libraries’ role to be paramount in supporting and educating its members.”

Dye has been a corporate at large member of the United for Libraries board since 2015. Prior to his position at Penguin Random House, he was VP, adult library and academic marketing, Random House, LLC, and VP, sales director, Random House Publisher Services, Random House, LLC. Dye was co-founder of the Penguin Random House Literacy Award for Teachers, and co-founder of Penguin Random House Innovation Awards for Libraries.

Five additional United for Libraries board positions were filled during the election. Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library, was elected division councilor. Ned Davis, executive director of the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester (N.Y.) Public Library, and Kate Park, executive director of the Friends of the Dallas (Texas) Public Library, were elected Friends-at-large. Jill Joseph, Trustee, Hennepin County (Minn.) Library, and Kathryn Spindel, Trustee/treasurer, Fountaindale Public Library (Bolingbrook, Ill.), were elected Trustees-at-large.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.