Beth Cottingham President of the Friends of the Spicewood (Texas) Community Library, receives United for Libraries Outstanding Friend Conference Grant sponsored by ThriftBooks

Beth Cottingham, President of the Friends of the Spicewood (Texas) Community Library, was the 2022 recipient United for Libraries Outstanding Friend Conference Grant sponsored by ThriftBooks. She received free registration to the ALA Annual Conference and $1000 for travel expenses.…

Friends of Libraries Section of the New York Library Association issue “Beyond Younger Volunteers: White Paper on What Rural Friends Groups Need to Thrive”

A white paper from the Friends of Libraries Section of the New York Library Association explores the needs of Friends organizations that assist small and rural libraries and provides recommendations to sustain these volunteer groups. The report, “Beyond Younger Volunteers:…

United for Libraries Learning Live on July 12 to focus on ‘Gift Acceptance Policies through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens’

United for Libraries’ Learning Live program for July, “Gift Acceptance Policies through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens,” will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Register here. By their nature, gift acceptance policies can be exclusionary.…

Freedom to Read Foundation to host virtual symposium ‘Where Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice Meet: A Call to Action,’ July 12 and 13

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) invites all library workers, educators, authors, journalists, publishers, social justice workers and First Amendment advocates to attend and participate in its free virtual symposium, Where Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice Meet: A Call to…

Free preconference workshop at ALA Annual: ‘The ABC’s of Preserving Intellectual Freedom – Anticipating, Bridging and Conversing: How to Help Protect Your Library’

United for Libraries is presenting a FREE preconference workshop, The ABC’s of Preserving Intellectual Freedom – Anticipating, Bridging and Conversing: How to Help Protect Your Library, on Fri., June 24, 1-4 p.m., at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.,…