Communications & Marketing Office

Mission | Media Coverage of LibrariesEventsOversight Groups | CMO Staff

Reporters: Please visit the Media/Press Center

   
Mission 

The Communications & Marketing Office manages the public awareness efforts of the association through the Libraries Transform Campaign, delivering key messages to external audiences about the value of libraries and library professionals. CMO also communicates ALA's key messages through media relations and crisis communications, and offers public relations counsel and editorial services. Tools are also developed and shared with librarians to help advance ALA’s strategic directions. Works with the ALA Public Awareness Committee.

   
Media Coverage of Libraries

   
Events 

ALA Youth Media Awards Press Kit

I Love My Librarian Awards

National Library Week

Library Card Sign-up Month

Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros


Oversight Groups 

Activities of the Communications & Marketing Office are overseen by the ALA Public Awareness Committee, which meets twice a year, during ALA's Annual Conferences in June-July, and Midwinter Meetings, usually held in January.

Public Awareness Committee

I Love My Librarian Award Committee

Resources


CMO Staff 

Stephanie Hlywak
Director
312-280-5042     
shlywak@ala.org

Macey Morales
Deputy Director
312-280-4393
mmorales@ala.org

Jan Carmichael
Web/New Media Manager
(312) 280-5041
jcarmichael@ala.org

Steve Zalusky
Communications Specialist 
(312) 280-1546
szalusky@ala.org

Heather Cho
Media Relations Specialist
(312) 280-4020
hcho@ala.org

Lindsey Simon
Campaign Coordinator
(312) 280-2148
lsimon@ala.org