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Links 1 through 10 of 61 by ALA Library tagged authorvisits

By Carly Okyle on July 31, 2015 --- An online resource from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) connects teachers and librarians with comic professionals who are able to visit them in classrooms throughout the United States.

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August 5, 2015 By Caitlin McCabe --- Earlier this year, CBLDF launched the Comics Connector program, which puts educators and librarians in direct contact with their local comics industry professionals. From comics creators to publishers, the program is designed to help teachers and librarians find people to lead lectures and workshops on materials that are quickly becoming more and more incorporated in school curriculum.

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Crowders Creek Elementary School librarian hopes to set up more online chats By John Marks jmarks@lakewyliepilot.com 03/13/2015 10:28 AM 03/13/2015 11:28 AM LAKE WYLIE --- Technology can change the way students read books. It can also change the way they interact with the people who write them. Jacqueline Woodson, whose “Brown Girl Dreaming” won a Newberry Honor Book, National Book Award and Coretta Scott King Book Award, was a guest March 11 at Crowders Creek Elementary School. An online guest, that is, thanks to Skype and FaceTime. “It’s our first time Skyping in the library,” said librarian Dot Guthrie.

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Published on Mar 12, 2015 --- If you have ever wanted to host authors at your library, or perhaps attract bigger names, then this webinar is for you. Learn the ins and outs of getting ideas for authors, finding out when they're on tour, pitching publicists, and how best to follow up. Improve the vivaciousness of your author line up and host events that will have your patrons talking for months! Presented by: Erin Shea is the supervisor of the Harry Bennett and Weed Memorial branches of the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Conn. Previously, she was head of adult programming at Darien Library in Darien, CT, where she managed over 400 programs annually, including author events, film screenings, computer classes, music concerts, hands-on workshops, and more. She co-chairs ALA's Programming Librarian Interest Group (PLIG), founded in 2014, along with Janie Hermann. She is a memoir columnist for Library Journal and a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

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Calling All Authors - Help Support Libraries and Promote Your Books! United for Libraries is bringing authors and libraries together in a unique partnership to connect authors with libraries, Friends of the Library groups, and library Foundations as well as to keep authors informed about issues and concerns affecting libraries on a national level. For just $39 a year, authors will help strengthen support for libraries, connect with libraries, stay informed, and learn how their voice can help libraries throughout the country. Benefits for authors include:

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Calling All Authors - Help Support Libraries and Promote Your Books! --- United for Libraries is bringing authors and libraries together in a unique partnership to connect authors with libraries, Friends of the Library groups, and library Foundations as well as to keep authors informed about issues and concerns affecting libraries on a national level. Authors who join are featured on the new Authors for Libraries website where Friends groups and libraries can search by zip code to find authors in their area. Tips are included on the website for Friends and libraries seeking to host programs and for authors who want to do programs at their local libraries: http://authorsforlibraries.org --- To learn more, visit the new Authors for Libraries website. Authors can join online with a credit card or use the paper form to pay by check.

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Posted on January 22, 2015 by Sarah Bean Thompson

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The Society of Authors is a company registered in England No. 19993 and an independent trade union. VAT registration number: 239542840 The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB. Telephone: 020 7373 6642 © The Society of Authors 2008-2014. All rights reserved.

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CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2014 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Keene (N.H.) Public Library. The award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator who will speak to children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to hear from a nationally known author/illustrator.

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