CHICAGO - As part of National Library Week, the American Library Association, in partnership with United for Libraries and Booklist, will present a live conversation with Dan Rather in honor of Take Action for Libraries Day on Thursday, April 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central.
EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will feature ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy Office with “Building Support for the Build America’s Libraries Act” Tuesday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live program is open to United for Libraries members (including statewide members).
EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is launching a monthly online program for members, “United for Libraries Learning Live,” which will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month through 2021. The first program, “Fighting Budget Cuts and Finding Funding,” will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Eastern.
EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through March 1, 2021.
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.
EXTON, Pennsylvania — Friends of the Library groups from all over the country marked the 15th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 18-24. Even while facing the challenges of their library buildings being closed, or open for limited hours, Friends groups continued to advocate for their libraries by promoting their groups, hosting virtual events and fundraisers, and showing appreciation for library staff and boards.
EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will designate Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, New York, as a Literary Landmark™ in honor of Jupiter Hammon, the first published African-American poet. The designation will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 17, which recognizes Hammon's 309th birthday as well as Black Poetry Day. This will mark the first Literary Landmark dedication to be livestreamed.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country will be celebrating the 15th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 18-24, 2020.
National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in the community, raising awareness and increasing membership, and giving libraries and boards of trustees the opportunity to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.