Information about the American Library Association’s public awareness campaigns
Libraries Transform is the American Library Association’s multi-year public awareness campaign. Its ultimate goal is to increase funding support for libraries and advance information policy issues in alignment with ALA advocacy goals. Visit www.librariestransform.org for more information. The Libraries Transform Toolkit has posters, postcards and videos. Registration is required, but it's quick and easy to do.
The Campaign for America’s Libraries and the trademarked @your library® brand was retired in 2015 to make way for the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign. Read about the history of the Campaign for America's Libraries.
Library Card Sign-up Month
The Incredibles are 2018 Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs!
This September Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles, will team up with the ALA to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, the Incredibles will remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is a great step toward a truly super lifestyle: libraries offer fun and informative resources to help you pursue your passions and succeed in school.
Free resources for libraries include a sample press release, proclamation, PSA scripts, as well as print and digital public service announcements featuring the Incredibles. Artwork for billboards and library cards will be provided.
National Library Week 2018
Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme, "Libraries Lead."
Thanks to Misty Copeland for serving as 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair!
As the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland's leadership inspires young people to pursue their dreams regardless of the challenges they encounter. She is the author of several bestselling books, including Ballerina Body, published in March 2017.
The National Library Week 2018 celebration marked the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.
Visit the National Library Week web page for updates about National Library Week 2019.
I Love My Librarian Award
Winners of the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award were announced on November 30, 2017. Learn more about this year's winners.
The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Up to 10 librarians are selected. Each receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.
How to Leverage Snoopy to Run a Library-Card Sign-Up Campaign (May 2016) with Jeff Julian, Director of ALA's Public Awareness Office, and Megan McFarlane, Campaign Coordinator.
How to Leverage Snoopy to Run a Library-Card Sign-Up Campaign (July 2015) with Nancy Dowd, Chair of the ALA Public Awareness Committee and Product Manager, LibraryAware at NoveList EBSCO Publishing, and Pam Jaskot, Consultant and Trainer for LibraryAware at NoveList EBSCO Publishing. Notes from the session
Using Door-to-door Marketing for Library Card Sign-ups (October 2015) with John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary.
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American Library Association
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