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.
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.
EXTON, Pennsylvania - Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library (Camillus, N.Y.) and Friends of the Lewis County Public Library (Hohenwald, Tenn.) are winners of United for Libraries’ National Friends of Libraries Week Awards.
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.
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.
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.