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    • EXTON, Pennsylvania —Lily King, David Nicholls, 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.
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “Friends, Foundations, Trustees, and the Future of Libraries,” on Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Miguel Figueroa of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries will lead the webinar.
    • EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through January 10, 2020. The ALA Trustee Citation, estab­lished in 1941 to recognize public li­brary Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the esti­mated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards.

    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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