Promote woman’s day health initiative through may 11

NEWS

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2008                                                                  

Contact: Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

312-280-2148

mmcfarlane@ala.org 

 

 

Promote Woman’s Day health initiative through May 11

 

Libraries have until May 11 to promote a new health initiative sponsored by ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and Woman’s Day magazine. The magazine is looking for stories on how readers have used the library to improve a family member’s or their own health.

 

Woman’s Day, which has a readership of 4 million, announced the initiative in its March issue, where it asked its readers aged 18 and over to submit their stories in 700 words or less.  Stories can be sent to womansday@ala.org. Up to four of the submissions will be featured the March 2009 issue of Woman’s Day. 

 

Sample promotional materials are available to librarians who wish to promote this initiative locally. Tools can be downloaded from The Campaign for America's Libraries’ Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary.  Sample tools include a press release, newsletter copy and Web button.

 

Woman’s Day is a Partner in The Campaign for America’s Libraries, the ALA’s public awareness campaign to promote the value of libraries and librarians.  Other Partners include Dollar General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions, ALA’s highest level of corporate members, who support public awareness and advocacy for America’s libraries.