PHILADELPHIA – Ross Mathews of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has been added to the line-up for “The Laugh’s On Us, sponsored by SAGE," featuring author and standup comedian Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
The full line-up also includes Selena Coppock, Nicole Knepper, Sara Levine and Paul Rudnick.
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host its Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon, “Intellectual Freedom & Accompanying Library Policies,” from noon-1:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
The traditional luncheon presented by United for Libraries will feature Kent Oliver, director of the Nashville Public Library and former chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee.
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present “Journey of a Young Adult Book: From Writer to Reader” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.
Jennifer Brown, interim director of the Center for Children’s Literature at the Bank Street College of Education and children’s editor of Shelf Awareness, will moderate a discussion among the key people involved in the creation, publishing and marketing of a book.
PHILADELPHIA - Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due April 15, 2013.
The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled budgets by sending expert advocates to library sites over the next two years. The expert advocates will help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets.