PHILADELPHIA —Nine Friends of the Library groups have received Best Friends Awards from United for Libraries.
Best Friends Awards are given to Friends groups for outstanding publicity and marketing materials that promote the group and its programs and projects. The awards do not evaluate the type or scope of Friends programs; rather, they evaluate the quality of the print and electronic materials used to promote Friends programs. Award categories include print newsletters, membership, digital publicity, program/special project publicity and fundraisers/book sales.
Citizens-Save-Libraries grants will target 20 threatened communities for advocacy training
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has secured $75,000 from the Neal-Schuman Foundation to support library advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled budgets. The Citizens-Save-Libraries grants will send expert advocates to 20 locations over the course of two years to help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets.
PHILADELPHIA — Room 222 of the Strater Hotel in Durango, Colo., was recently dedicated a Literary Landmark in honor of Western author Louis L’Amour (1908-1988).
In addition to many other visits, for more than 10 years L'Amour, and often his family, spent the month of August staying in room 222 of the Strater Hotel. The room was directly above the Diamond Belle Saloon, where he said the sounds inspired him to write.
PHILADELPHIA — The Library Leadership & Administration Association (LLAMA) and United for Libraries are requesting feedback via a survey as they work together to develop a pre- or post-conference event on fundraising for the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Conference, in addition to webinars on fundraising.
PHILADELPHIA — As of Sept. 4, 2012, the American Library Association (ALA) division formerly known as the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) will be known as "United for Libraries."
This 40-minute webcast gives libraries and Friends ideas and materials so that they can promote National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 21-27, 2012) in their libraries and community. The webcast is led by United for Libraries’ Director of Marketing and Communications Beth Nawalinski and Marketing/Public Relations Specialist Jillian Kalonick.
PHILADELPHIA — ALTAFF partnered with Friends of the Hackley Public Library on Tuesday, June 12, to dedicate Hackley Public Library in Muskegon, Mich., as a Literary Landmark in honor of award-winning children’s author and storyteller Verna Aardema Vugteveen (1911-2000).
PHILADELPHIA — ALTAFF will host “Historical Fiction @ your library” from 10:30 a.m.-noon PDT at the Anaheim Convention Center, 202A, on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Historical fiction is popular in libraries of all types. Come listen to best-selling authors talk about their latest books. Featured authors will be: