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.

Year Seven of the I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian Award 2014Winners of the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award will be announced December 2!

The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times. Learn more at http://ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.


 

National Library Week

Woman holding a sign explaining how the library changed her lifeThanks to best-selling author and library advocate Judy Blume, 2014 Honorary Chair, and everyone who participated in National Library Week 2014.

The theme for 2015 National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) is Unlimited Possibilities @ your library.

First sponsored 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.

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

Arlington (Va.) Public Library was the winner of the 2014 National Library Week Grant. Over the last three years the library has worked to study the needs of and extend service to three target populations: young professionals, new Americans/immigrants and teens. Using the theme “Lives change @ your library” the library will develop a three-prong campaign that highlights how new and traditional library services can “change lives” for these targeted audiences.

The $3,000 grant, sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and administered by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Awareness Committee, is awarded annually for the best public awareness campaign in support of National Library Week. Read winning proposals and learn more about the grant.

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.

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

Cathleen J. Bourdon
Associate Executive Director
Communications & Member Relations
312-280-3217    
cbourdon@ala.org
 
Megan McFarlane
Coordinator
The Campaign for America’s Libraries
(312) 280-2148
 
Jan Carmichael
Web/New Media Specialist
Public Information Office
(312) 280-5041

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