United for Libraries (UNITED)

United for Libraries Learning Live on May 10 to focus on ‘Libraries Build Business'

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ Learning Live program for May, “Libraries Build Business: Support from Boards, Friends, and Foundations,” will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Register here.

Deborah Doyle elected 2023-2024 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Deborah Doyle, chair of the Sonoma County (California) Library Commission, has been elected 2023-2024 United for Libraries President. Doyle will serve as president-elect under 2022-2023 United for Libraries President Dr. Gordon Baker.

United for Libraries and OIF to present May 11 webinar on ‘First Amendment Audits: What Your Library Board and Staff Need to Know’

Exton, Pennsylvania — What should library staff do when self-proclaimed “citizen journalists” enter the library claiming a right to question employees and film in any space accessible to the public? The May 11 webinar “First Amendment Audits: What Your Library Board and Staff Need to Know”, presented by United for Libraries and the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, will share how to prepare by adopting well-crafted policies and training staff.

Program proposals for United for Libraries Virtual due May 4

Program proposals for United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations Aug. 9-11, 2022, the third annual virtual conference for library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them, will be accepted through May 4. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit www.ala.org/united/virtual.

Nominations for ALA Trustee Citation accepted through April 7

EXTON, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through April 7, 2022.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. 

ALA stands with Ukrainian library community

CHICAGO — The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression.

United for Libraries to present ‘Keeping Governance on Track’ webinars March 29 and 31

EXTON, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries will present a free two-part webinar series, “Keeping Governance on Track,” March 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern and March 31 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

United for Libraries Learning Live to host roundtable discussions for Boards/Trustees (March 8) and Friends/Foundations (March 15)

EXTON, Pennsylvania — In March, United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will feature two roundtable discussion groups. The March 8 session will focus on Library Boards and Trustees, and the March 15 session will focus on Friends, Foundations, and Fundraising. Register for both sessions at www.ala.org/united/training/learning-live.