Campaign for America's Libraries

Campaign for America's Libraries logo

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.

I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian Award 2014Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award! Thank you to all the library supporters who sent in nominations.

More than 1000 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

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.

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s application deadline is Dec. 30, 2014.  National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015.

A grant application form and guidelines are available on the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant website. 

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.

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

50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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