Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

Today’s libraries are modern community centers, places of learning, information and entertainment. This National Library Week, celebrate the ways your makes a difference in people's lives and apply for the 2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant.

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign promoting the theme Unlimited possibilities @ your library during National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015. 

To apply for this year's grant, complete the electronic application available through the link below.

Deadline for grant applications is December 30, 2014.

Guidelines

Failure to address these items will result in disqualification.  Proposals must:

  1. Use the “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®” theme.
  2. Use the @ your library® brand in accordance with the official trademark policy in all   final promotional materials (See the “Download logos” section of www.ala.org/@yourlibrary for the official trademark policy). Examples of not using the brand correctly are: @ your HOMETOWN USA library (inserting words into phrase); @ your SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER (inserting words into phrase). Note: Libraries are not required to use the ® symbol in their proposals.  However, the winning library will be expected to use the trademarked logo on all final promotional materials. The winning library is also expected to use @ your library in the registered trademarked font/color in all final materials.
  3. Involve at least one other type of library and/or community organization.  Community organizations should include groups outside of the library; internal library groups like Friends groups can be listed as program partners but applications should also include non-library groups.
  4. Be directly tied to National Library Week but need not be limited to one week.
  5. Have clearly stated objectives, a realistic budget and a timeline.
  6. Specify a coordinator responsible for implementation
  7. Describe a method of evaluation.

Judging criteria

Proposals are reviewed by the National Library Week subcommittee of the ALA Public Awareness Committee.  They will be judged on the basis of how well they meet the above criteria.  Other factors are creativity, originality, clarity of planning and potential for generating widespread public visibility and support for libraries. Commitment to ongoing public relations activities and allocation of resources (staff, materials, time) also are considered.              

Notification of grant winner

The winner will be notified and announced following the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, January 30-February 3, 2015.  The winner will be publicized on the ALA (www.ala.org) and Campaign for America’s Libraries (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary) websites following the Midwinter Meeting.

Submission of written report

The winning organization must document their activities and submit a written report to ALA’s Public Awareness Committee by May 20, 2015.

Winning applications from previous years:

 

Apply for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant today!

Questions?  

Contact:
Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
Phone: 800-545-2433, ext. 2148
Fax: 312-944-8520.
Email: mmcfarlane@ala.org