New video PSAs starring Constance Wu promote library resources

For Immediate Release
Thu, 07/19/2018

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Heather Cho

Campaign Specialist

Communications and Marketing Office

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hcho@ala.org

CHICAGO – Constance Wu, star of the soon-to-be released film “Crazy Rich Asians,” is featured in three new video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) promoting the transformative resources available at libraries. In the PSAs, Wu shares her love of libraries and explains how they advance inclusion and education for people of all backgrounds. The PSAs are free and are available for download.

ALA members and library supporters are encouraged to share and post the PSAs to library webpages and social media channels to publicize the critical role libraries and librarians play in lifelong learning and transforming lives. Social media graphics and sample posts for the PSAs are also provided.

Wu also makes her debut in a new READ® poster, which is available for purchase at the ALA Store. Wu is best known for her roles in the web series “EastSiders” and ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.” She has also had supporting roles in “Law & Order: SVU,” “Torchwood,” “Covert Affairs,” and “One Life to Live.” In 2017, she was named one of the TIME 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Wu stars as Rachel in the romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. The story follows Rachel as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that he has neglected to mention a few key details about his life…including the fact that he is from one of the country’s wealthiest families and is one of its most sought-after bachelors. “Crazy Rich Asians,” directed by Jon M. Chu, opens August 15.

The PSAs are made possible by Warner Bros. Pictures Group, ALA Graphics and Libraries Transform, a national initiative of the ALA which increases public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. Library supporters are welcome to join the Libraries Transform campaign to access free resources and tools to promote the value of our nation’s libraries.

The American Library Association is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org.