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United for Libraries News

  • BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Susan Orlean, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lou Berney, Lisa Unger, Leif Enger, and Delia Owens will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Toast, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Festive beverages and light snacks will be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2018 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event.
  • BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries is working with the ALA Emerging Leaders program to identify possible barriers to service on library boards. Feedback from current and past library trustees, friends, foundation staff/board, and others will be extremely helpful in recognizing common issues that current and past board members encounter, and in the brainstorming on how to alleviate any issues. To fill out the survey, please visit www.ala.org/united/boardsurvey . The survey will be open through Saturday, May 19.
  • PEPPERELL, Mass. – United for Libraries, in partnership with the Lawrence Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Lawrence Library, will designate the library a Literary Landmark in honor of Barbara Cooney on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. The Lawrence Library is featured in the pages of Cooney’s picture book “Miss Rumphius,” which won the National Book Award in 1983.

District Dispatch

  • In this video Ak-Chin Indian Community (Maricopa, AZ) librarian Jeffrey Stoffer celebrates the accomplishments of students in their Libraries Ready to Code  program, Game Hacker: Making, Fixing, Breaking. See how young people participating in Game Hacker are learning skills that will enable them to succeed in any future opportunity they pursue. The post Ready to Code librarys Game Hacker teaches skills for success appeared first on District Dispatch .
  • An important focus for the Libraries Ready to Code community is to empower youth who may have fewer opportunities or exposure to coding activities, including girls and connecting with the National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT) through their AspireIT program is one way libraries are reaching more young Continue readingPartner with AspireIT to offer coding programs for girls: Join May 23 webinar The post Partner with AspireIT to offer coding programs for girls: Join May 23 webinar appeared first on District Dispatch .
  • If you missed the May 3 webinar on the Creative Commons Certificate Program, you can now access the archived copy. Our speakers, Cable Green and Jennryn Wetzler work with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open content, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, Continue readingArchived CopyTalk webinar now available The post Archived CopyTalk webinar now available appeared first on District Dispatch .

Book Club Central

  • Read one of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Book Club Central selections with your book club this summer and enter for your chance to win a prize pack of Book Club Central swag and a collection of books that SJP has recommended on her Instagram! To enter, take a picture of your book club with the SJP The post Join Our Summer Reading Challenge and Be Entered for a Chance to Win! appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .
  • This set of stories are intricately interrelated, offering more a novel moving between time and place to bring the story of life and survival in Soviet Russia from the terrorizing reign of Joseph Stalin into present time. During Stalin’s reign, many people were arrested and killed on trumped up charges, religion was forbidden, and people The post Book Club Choices: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .
  • At American Library Associations 2018 Midwinter conference in Denver, Jonathan Miles discussed what he thought book clubs should talk about after reading Anatomy of a Miracle, a Sarah Jessica Parker selection for Book Club Central. Watch the video below to hear what he has to say and get your book discussion going! Click to Watch Jonathan The post Jonathan Miles Shares What Book Clubs Should Discuss After Reading Anatomy of a Miracle! appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .