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    • Sign up by Oct. 1 to join launch webinar Today United for Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy office and the Census Counts campaign launched Library Census Champions, a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census.
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is offering free access to the recording of the National Friends of Libraries Week webinar, which was held on Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, on the United for Libraries website . Featured speakers include Judy Bentzen (Friends of the San Juan Island Library) and Katie Norris (Friends of the Charleston Public Library).
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host Fundraising & Building Support for Your Library: A Three-Part Webinar Series in October. The sessions included are available for purchase as a package; they cover fundamental aspects of fundraising, advocating, and building community engagement and support for libraries. Each webinar lasts 60 minutes and will be recorded for further access. United for Libraries Statewide Group Members can attend the 3-part series or individual sessions within the series at no cost.

    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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