Campaign for America's Libraries

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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.

Judy Blume will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2014

Celebrate NAtional Library Week, April 13-19, 2014, Judy Blume Honorary Chair

Best-selling author and intellectual freedom advocate Judy Blume will serve as Honorary Chair, National Library Week, 2014.

Judy Blume writes that she found her first favorite books while sitting on the floor of the children’s room at the public library in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She grew up with her own characters and stories running around inside her head. Today her characters live in twenty-eight books in thirty-two languages. Blume is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom. She has worked closely with the National Coalition Against Censorship as well as the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom to protect the freedom to read. She is proud to be a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Library Association. Most recently she was co-writer/producer of a film adaptation of her novel “Tiger Eyes.” Currently she is writing a new novel.

The 2014 theme is Lives change @ your library. Tools for libraries to promote the event have are available on on the National Library Week Web page including print and digital PSAs, sample press release, proclamation, PSA scripts and sample letter  to the editor.  Free customization is available for the  print PSA. Libraries are also encouraged to order Lives change @ your library materials at the  ALA Store. Promotional materials include a poster, bookmark, mini poster and downloadable web icons and art files.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week iis a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

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 are open to public, school, college, community college and university librarians.  Meet the 2013 winners and read about winners from 2008, 2009, 2010 , 2011 and 2012.

The New York Times, ALA, and Carnegie Corporation of New York congratulate the 2013 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award

 

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant - Applications for the 2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant closed on Dec. 6.  The winning proposal will be announced soon. 

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.

 

 

 

Popular Resources

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.

 

Contact Us

Mark R. Gould
Director
(312) 280-5042
mgould@ala.org
 
Megan McFarlane
Coordinator
The Campaign for America’s Libraries
(312) 280-2148
 
Jan Carmichael
Web Manager
Public Information Office
(312) 280-5041

50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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