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    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “Recruiting Younger Board Members for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations,” on Wednesday, Jan.8 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Madeline Jarvis of Marion (Iowa) Public Library and Tess Wilson of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, will lead the webinar.
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — A free “United for Libraries Institute: Friends, Foundations, and Trustees” will be held Saturday, January 25, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia’s Montgomery Auditorium during the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. New York Times bestselling author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin (The Four Tendencies, "Happier with Gretchen Rubin") will deliver the keynote address.
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania —David Nicholls, Lily King, Judy Batalion, Janelle Brown, Sam Lansky, and Amy Engel will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea , sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 26 at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

    District Dispatch

    • This guest post by Grow with Google Vice President Lisa Gevelber originally appeared in Googles blog The Keyword. Since welaunchedGrow with Googlea little over a year ago, we’ve traveled to cities and towns, partnering with local organizations fromKansastoMichigantoSouth Carolinato bring job skills to job seekers and online savvy to small Continue readingGrow with Google is coming to a library near you The post Grow with Google is coming to a library near you appeared first on District Dispatch .
    • This is a guest post provided by Nayeli Pelayo, Outreach Manager for the Fair Elections Center. On Election Day, its too late to change unfair and burdensome voting rules. But we can work together to ensure the rules are clearly explained and accurately applied. Fair Elections Center is encouraging libraries Continue readingEncouraging library patrons to participate in democracy through being poll workers The post Encouraging library patrons to participate in democracy through being poll workers appeared first on District Dispatch .
    • Late on September 13 the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released a conference committee report on fiscal year 2019 funding for programs under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee—which controls spending levels for many federal library programs—and the Defense Subcommittee. The news is good: The conference committee Continue readingSubcommittee calls for FY2019 library funding increases The post Subcommittee calls for FY2019 library funding increases appeared first on District Dispatch .

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