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Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1, 2024

This interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them.

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Personal members of United for Libraries receive free access to BoardSource member benefits, a $129 value. Includes downloadable templates, tools, and infographics, the Ask-an-Expert email service, and more.

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Upcoming Events & eLearning from United for Libraries

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eLearning

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Trustees will learn the basics of intellectual freedom related to their role, and how First Amendment rights are related

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eLearning

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June 2024 Learning Live: Learn programming ideas and what Friends groups across the country are planning for Banned

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July 2024 Learning Live: READCON: A Curriculum for Library Readiness, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment During

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Conference

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This interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends

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Celebration

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Celebrate Your Friends Group Oct. 20-26, 2024, during the 19th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!

Intellectual Freedom Resources and Training

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With the unprecedented surge in local and statewide book challenges, 港澳台图库offers this clearinghouse of resources to assist library workers and advocates in responding to and supporting others facing those challenges.

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Webinars, resource guides, sample policies, tip sheets and more to assist friends and trustees in understanding what's at stake and their role in protecting access.

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Training for your Friends, Trustees, library advocates and others, any time, any where that works for them.

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Public library Trustees are accountable for the resources of the library as well as to see that the library provides the best possible service to its community.
Every Trustee makes a personal commitment to contribute the time and energy to faithfully carry out his/her duties and responsibilities effectively and with absolute truth, honor and integrity.

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Are you thinking of starting a Friends group, reorganizing or revitalizing the one you have, or a seasoned group looking for some fresh ideas?
Look no further! United for Libraries offers a wealth of ideas and resources for Friends groups of all types, sizes, and level of activity.

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Library Foundations are gaining strength in numbers as visionary communities are looking toward securing the future of their libraries.
Foundations typically differ from Friends groups in that they raise larger amounts of money through higher end fundraising such as major gifts for endowments, implementing planned giving campaigns, and sponsoring higher profile ticket events.

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There is power in the voices of the people. Change only occurs when those voices are united, loud, and strong.
Perhaps Margaret Mead said it best when she said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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