LLAMA John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

The John Cotton Dana Award honors outstanding effective strategic communication campaigns that show results – no matter what size or type of library. Winners of the John Cotton Dana Award receive a $10,000 cash award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.  In addition, they can share their successful campaigns and serve as role models for libraries nationwide. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented at an elegant reception hosted by EBSCO held during the American Library Association Annual Conference.

Up to eight awards are presented annually, and the competition is open to libraries of all sizes, types and budgets, agencies and associations that promote library service. The only exclusions are institutions represented by John Cotton Dana Award Committee members, John Cotton Dana Award Committee members from the previous year, organizational units of the American Library Association, and EBSCO Publishing.

The competition is judged on the following budget categories (library’s total annual operating budget): 0-$999,999 $1 - $5 million $5.1 - $15 million $15.1 - $30 million + $30 million. Entries do not require a presentation portfolio. An electronic file containing a narrative and any supporting materials that show evidence of your work are all that your entry requires.

For entry details or an application, see 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Information. You can also learn more about the award and see previous winners

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