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United for Libraries to livestream free Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, during Virtual Event

EXTON, Pennsylvania —  Dantiel Moniz, Sarah Penner, M.O. Walsh, Syed M. Masood, and Rumaan Alam will be featured authors at the United for Libraries Virtual Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 6-7 p.m. ET on Thurs., August. 6th during the first-ever United for Libraries Virtual Event.

Oklahoma library workforce development programs captures interest of nation’s library leaders, Congressman Tom Cole

CHICAGO – On Monday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. CT,  Congressman Tom Cole (OK – 04) and American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the Pioneer Library System in Norman, Oklahoma, to discuss how Oklahoma libraries play an invaluable role in supporting career and workforce development.

Lack of broadband access within tribal communities, fuels grave concern among nation’s library leaders

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m.  CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the Jemez Pueblo Community Library, in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, where he will discuss the dire need for broadband access among tribal communities and the central role libraries can play in connecting diverse populations with high-speed internet access.

Texas school libraries’ robust programming for students and educators captures interest of nation’s library leaders

CHICAGO – On Friday, July 31, at 2 p.m.  CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will launch a series of virtual interviews with Texas school librarians, beginning at the Lubbock Independent School District library in Lubbock, Texas.

National library leaders, UAPB Library spotlight role of HBCU libraries in developing Black leaders

CHICAGO – On Thursday, July 30, at 2 p.m. CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the John Brown Watson Memorial Library at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he will discuss how libraries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) shape leaders within their communities.

Keynotes announced for ‘United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations’ Aug. 4-6

EXTON, Pennsylvania — “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations,” to be held Aug. 4-6, 2020, will feature three keynote sessions; topics will be focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion; how groups can plan for an uncertain future, and the changing role of the library in the community.

Nashville Public Library gives sneak peek of Votes for Women Room during virtual event with nation’s library leaders

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., and library workers across the country will pay a virtual visit to the Nashville Public Library to hear how library spaces bring members of the community together to learn about the past, confront the present, and envision a better future. The half-hour presentation, Leveraging Place to Engage Community, is open to the public and will include a sneak peek at the soon-to-be unveiled Votes for Women Room.

Muskingum County Library convenes national, state and community leaders, confronts digital divide

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, July 28, at 1 p.m. ET, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to Muskingum County Library in Zanesville, Ohio, where he will discuss with community leaders, including U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-12) and Zanesville Mayor Don Mason, how the library provides access to broadband and more traditional tools to keep the community connected.

Cambria County Library workforce development program captures interest of national library leaders, State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.

CHICAGO – On Monday, July 27, at 2:00 ET, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., and State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to Cambria County Library in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where they will discuss the library’s partnership with the state of Pennsylvania in hosting PA CareerLink®, the commonwealth’s job-matching program.

Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program returns Sept. 14-28 with an epic saga

CHICAGO – The Libraries Transform Book Pick will return Sept. 14-28, 2020 with its second ebook selection: Lauren Francis-Sharma’s “Book of the Little Axe,” published by Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic. During the lending period, ebook copies of “Book of the Little Axe” will be available without waitlists or holds through U.S. public libraries using OverDrive. Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook.