Promote key library issues in your community with new online print PSAs

 

Contact: Megan Humphrey
312-280-4020 
mhumphrey@ala.org

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2003

Promote key library issues in your community with new online print PSAs

A new series of downloadable print public service announcements (PSAs) that promote pay equity, recruitment, and the role of librarians in the Information Age are now available on the @ your library® Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary under the “PR Tools and Materials” section. The ads were developed by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office working with ALA’s Public Awareness Committee, Patricia Glass Schuman, chair.   They are intended to help librarians promote key issues at the state and local level.    

The PSAs follow one previously made available to the library community that supports library funding efforts, entitled, “The future is @ your library… so make sure your library has a future.”  

The PSAs are available in pdf format and can be sent to local print media or used in internal library publications, such as newsletters.   Libraries are invited to customize the PSAs. Alternate file types and a limited variety of other sizes are available upon request.   Please send inquiries to www.atyourlibrary@ala.org.

Librarians are asked to send copies of any clips they receive to the ALA Public Information Office at www.atyourlibrary@ala.org or mailed to the ALA Public Information Office, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

The PSAs are part of the Save America's Libraries initiative, which launched during the 2002 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia to address the budget crises facing libraries of all types across the country. A Save America’s Libraries Toolkit to help libraries develop their advocacy efforts on the funding issue, as well as new print PSAs and other related resources are available on the campaign Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary. Click on the Save America’s Libraries icon. The Campaign for America’s Libraries is ALA’s multi-year public education effort about the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st Century.