Deadline Extended: Submit a program for United Virtual 2024

Submissions now open through May 6 United for Libraries Virtual, an interactive three-day virtual event, will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them. We’re seeking programs of interest centered on…

Program proposals for United Virtual due April 26

United for Libraries Virtual 2024, an interactive three-day virtual event, will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them. The event will run Tues., July 30 through Thurs., Aug. 1, 2024.…

Fighting Censorship webinar ‘Reclaiming the Narrative: Policy Conversations that Center Community’ workshop to be held March 28

United for Libraries is the leading voice for library Trustees, Friends, and Foundation members across the country. During the final installment in the Fighting Censorship webinar series, a panel of experts will examine how effective local policy is connected to…

Join us March 5 for ‘Fundraising Inc.: How to Unlock Corporate Support for Your Library’

From the local coffee shop to multinational organizations, many corporations share our passion for libraries and literacy. Library Trustees, Friends, and Foundations are ideal ambassadors to connect businesses with ways to support the library – through funds, advocacy, and promotion.…

Congressional earmarks and libraries: Apply for projects Feb. 28-March 17

In 2021, Congress revived the practice of including earmarks in appropriations bills after a 10-year absence. Earmark funding goes directly to the entity designated by Congress for the specified project (separate from regular federal programs). Earmarks were rebranded “Congressionally Directed…

Register for ‘Social Media and Library Policies,’ Tues., March 14, at 2 p.m. Eastern

Registration for March’s Learning Live session, “Social Media and Library Policies,” is open. Whether your library has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Instagram, or other platforms, it’s important to have policies in place to protect both library board…

Register for “Using the DEI Scorecard for Library and Information Organizations” Tues., Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. ET

Registration for February’s Learning Live session, “Using the DEI Scorecard for Library and Information Organizations,” is open. Do your library’s mission/value statements, policies, and recruitment processes support a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? In this session, library Trustees/board members…