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Fred Reuland
Marketing Specialist
312-280-5032
 
For Immediate Release
June 20, 2006

 

LAMA Public Relations and Marketing Section
announces 2006 Best of Show winners

 

CHICAGO - The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Best of Show competition, sponsored by LAMA/Public Relations and Marketing Section/Swap and Shop Committee.

 

The awards recognize excellence in 11 categories, including reading club materials, annual reports, newsletters and - new this year - web sites and home pages, among other categories. Winners were selected for four ranges of library budget, allowing all types of libraries - regardless of budget - to participate in the competition. A panel of public relations and library experts evaluated more than 360 pieces from all types of libraries across North America. Entries were judged on content, originality, design, format and effectiveness.

 

Swap & Shop winners and honorable mention recipients will receive awards Sunday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

 

This year's honorees are:

 

ADULT & FAMILY READING CLUB MATERIALS / ONE BOOK MATERIALS

 

$6,000,000+ 

           

Best of Show           

San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco, Calif.)

 

Honorable Mention    

Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999 

       

Best of Show           

West Orange Public Library (West Orange, N.J.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Mount Prospect Public Library (Mount Prospect, Ill.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Champaign Public Library (Champaign, Ill.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999        

 

Honorable Mention    

Rancho Mirage Public Library (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)

 

$0-499,999     

          

Honorable Mention    

Lawrence High School Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

 

ANNUAL REPORTS

 

$6,000,000+   

         

Best of Show           

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Marquette University

Raynor Memorial Libraries (Milwaukee, Wis.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999 

       

Best of Show           

Champaign Public Library (Champaign, Ill.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.)

 

$0-499,999   

            

Best of Show           

Campbell County Public Library (Rustburg, Va.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Lawrence High School Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES & BOOKLISTS

 

$6,000,000+    

        

Best of Show           

District of Columbia Public Library (Washington, D.C.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, Ala.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999    

    

Best of Show           

Wyoming State Library (Cheyenne, Wyo.)

 

Honorable Mention    

Public Libraries of Saginaw (Saginaw, Mich.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999 

       

Best of Show           

Rancho Mirage Public Library (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Fond Du Lac Public Library (Oshkosh, Wis.)

 

CALENDARS & NEWSLETTERS

 

$6,000,000+  

          

Best of Show           

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Austin, Texas)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Tisch Library at Tufts University (Medford, Mass.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999    

    

Best of Show           

University of the Pacific Library (Stockton, Calif.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Wyoming State Library (Cheyenne, Wyo.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999  

      

Best of Show           

Jefferson County Library Cooperative (Birmingham, Ala.)

                       

$0-499,999    

           

Best of Show           

Sherman Library (Sherman, Conn.)

                       

CHILDREN'S READING CLUB

 

$6,000,000+   

         

Best of Show           

Southfield Public Library (Southfield, Mich.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999    

    

Best of Show           

Fargo Public Library (Fargo, N.D.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Cumberland County Public Library (Fayetteville, N.C.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999   

     

Best of Show           

Weber County Library (Ogden, Utah)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Rancho Mirage Public Library (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)

 

FUNDRAISING MATERIALS

 

$6,000,000+ 

           

Best of Show           

Howard County Library (Columbia, Md.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Binghamton University Libraries (Binghamton, N.Y.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999      

  

Best of Show           

Burlingame Public Library (Burlingame, Calif.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Public Libraries of Saginaw (Saginaw, Mich.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999

        

Best of Show           

Rancho Mirage Public Library (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Rock Island Public Library (Rock Island, Ill.)

 

PRINTED MATERIALS PROMOTING WEB SITES

 

$6,000,000+   

         

Best of Show           

Washington State University Libraries (Pullman, Wash.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Virginia Tech Libraries (Blacksburg, Va.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999 

       

Best of Show           

Sandhill Regional Library System (Rockingham, N.C.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Elihu Burritt Library

Central Connecticut State University, (New Britain, Conn.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999  

      

Honorable Mention    

Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pa.)

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE / ORIENTATION MATERIALS / POLICY MATERIALS

 

$6,000,000+    

        

Best of Show           

Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Conn.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, N.C.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999   

     

Best of Show           

Campbell County Public Library (Gillette, Wyo.)

                        

Honorable Mention    

Burlingame Public Library (Burlingame, Calif.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999  

      

Best of Show           

Utah Valley State College (Orem, Utah)

                       

Honorable Mention    

O'Keefe Library

St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa)

 

$0-499,999    

           

Best of Show           

Hocking College Library (Nelsonville, Ohio)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Decatur Public Library (Decatur, Texas)

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

$6,000,000+   

         

Best of Show           

Jacksonville Public Library (Jacksonville, Fla.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Count (Charlotte, N.C.)

 

$2,000,000-5,999,999  

      

Best of Show           

Champaign Public Library (Champaign, Ill.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Ill.)

 

$500,000-1,999,999  

      

Best of Show           

Weber County Library (Odgen, Utah)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Musselman Library

Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, Pa.)

 

$0-499,999    

           

Best of Show           

Campbell County Public Library (Rustburg, Va.)

                       

Honorable Mention    

Benedictine University Library (Lisle, Ill.)

 

WEB PAGE/HOME PAGE

 

$6,000,000+  

          

Best of Show           

Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

                       

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