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  • One of the breakout groups at the advocacy meeting. From left: Casey Wallace, Christopher Moffat, Elissa Checov (a 2016 I Love My Librarian winner), Eugene Hamer, and Susan J. Schmidt (United for Libraries president). In the background is Donna McDonald (United for Libraries secretary).

    Advocate Proactively

    January 23, 2017

    Donna McDonald, director of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System and secretary of United for Libraries, noted that many public library users are “unaware of the library’s funding challenges, and the biggest supporters may not be frequent users.” Elected officials can often be a “hard sell” because they are also looking at funding for … Continue reading Advocate Proactively

  • 2017 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

    January 23, 2017

    A list of the 2017 award winners follows: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman … Continue reading 2017 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

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