Campaign for America's Libraries
The Campaign for America’s Libraries is the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions. To learn more visit About @ your library.
Winners of the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards will be announced in December.
The Award Ceremony will be held from 6-8 p.m., December 17 at The TimesCenter in New York.
Richard Ford, winner of the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his novel Canada, will be the keynote speaker.
Join us in celebrating these outstanding librarians.RSVP today! Space is limited.
Read more about the 10 extraordinary librarians selected for the award in 2012.
As part of her role as Honorary Chair of National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013), Caroline Kennedy visited the Sanislo Elementary School library in Seattle on April 8, 2013 to help promote School Library Month. Kennedy met with first through third grade students in Sanislo’s poetry club and shared from her recent book, “Poems to Learn by Heart.” More great photos of her visit with students are available on the @ your library Facebook page.
Kennedy appeared in public service announcements (PSAs) promoting National Library Week 2013. The PSAs, developed by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, were placed in magazines and online throughout the spring. ALA also offered free customization of the PSAs for libraries.
As part of the Auditorium Speaker Series at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Caroline Kennedy spoke passionately about the role that libraries and reading have played in her life. A video of the event is available online.
Caroline Kennedy was also the keynote speaker at the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony in New York City. In that speech, she said that many librarians she has met are “professionals who are excited about their changing role in a changing world - who are dedicated to serving others, who respect scholarship, and who understand that you are our guides on a lifelong journey of intellectual collaboration and collaborative composition… . Your work is truly life changing.” Read her remarks at Atyourlibrary.org.
Initiatives & Projects
Library Card Sign-up Month - September is Library Card Sign-Up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library®--it's your library card.
Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant - The electronic applications for the 2013 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant will be available shortly. Apply by Sept. 30 for the chance to receive $3,000 for your library.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times "I Love my Librarian" Award - Each year, thousands of library supporters nominate their librarians for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, and 10 winners are selected. Nominations for the 2013 I Love My Librarian Award are open through September 27. Nominations are open to public, school, college, community college and university librarians. Read about the 2012 winners and winners from 2008, 2009, 2010.and the 2011 winners.
National Library Week - First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
Downloadable @ your library logos - The @ your library® logo is available for libraries and library organizations nationwide—libraries and library organizations do not need to seek permission to use the logo.
PR Tools and Resources- Contains ready made public relations materials so that libraries of all types can promote themselves locally. Materials include toolkits developed by ALA Divisions, print, radio and television public service announcements (PSAs) and suggestions of how to use the @ your library brand to promote you library and library services.
Sponsorship Programming- Learn about The Campaign for America's Libraries sponsors.
Visibility @ your library Blog- is the blog of the American Library Association's Public Information Office, providing news and information for librarians and library supporters.
Subscribe to E-mail Lists- The Campaign for America's Libraries list serv, which provides updates on news and events related to The Campaign.
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