Applications for 2022 United for Libraries Awards for Innovation sponsored by Baker & Taylor due Sept. 30

United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries Awards for Innovation sponsored by Baker & Taylor through Sept. 30. These awards recognize Friends groups and library Foundations for outstanding efforts to support their library. Three groups will…

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:…