United for Libraries

United for Libraries’ September 14 Learning Live session will highlight National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23

EXTON, PA – United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week” on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live program is presented free to United for Libraries group and Statewide members.

Featured presenters will include Jonathan Haupt, executive director at Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina, and Marlena White, president of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL).

United for Libraries to livestream Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle, free to all during United Virtual 2021

EXTON, Pennsylvania — David Wright Falade, Meg Waite Clayton, Daniel Black, and others will be featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions, at 1:00 pm Eastern Thursday, August 19 during United Virtual 2021.

‘United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations’ to be held Aug. 17-19

EXTON, Pennsylvania — “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations” will be held Aug. 17-19, 2021. Now in its second year, this interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them.

United for Libraries’ July 27 Learning Live session will continue education on Gift Acceptance Policies

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Gift Acceptance Policies Part 2: Advice from the Pros for Writing Your Policy” at 2 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 27. The Learning Live program is presented free to United for Libraries group and Statewide members.

2022-23 ALA President Lessa Pelayo-Lozada to moderate United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions, at ALA Annual

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Lauren Groff, Jeffrey Archer, Josh Ritter, Courttia Newland, and Ryka Aoki will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions, at 12:15 p.m. CT Thursday, June 24 at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibitions (Virtual).

United for Libraries’ June 29 Learning Live session to be presented during ALA Annual Virtual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Gift Acceptance Policies Part 1: When "Free" Isn't Free” at 11 a.m. Central on Tuesday, June 29. Featured presenters will include Charity Tyler, executive director at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation, and Clare D. Membiela, library law consultant at Library of Michigan.

United for Libraries Virtual Conference program proposal deadline extended to May 24

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries has extended the deadline to submit proposals for its upcoming online conference “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations,” scheduled to be held Aug. 3-5, 2021.

United invites program proposals on topics of interest to library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them. Examples of program topics from last year’s conference include:

United for Libraries’ May 25 Learning Live session to focus on Friends of the Library & the Future of Booksales

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Friends of the Library & the Future of Booksales: Chapter 2” on Tuesday, May 25th at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live program is presented free to United for Libraries group and Statewide members.

Will Shorter named 2021 ALA Trustee Citation recipient

ALA and United for Libraries have named William A. Shorter, Jr., Anne Arundel County Public Library (Md.) Board of Trustees Chair, a recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation.