The Campaign for America's Libraries offers prizes for National Library Week stories, photos, videos

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
mmcfarlane@ala.org
For Immediate Release
March 18, 2008

The Campaign for America’s Libraries offers prizes for National Library Week stories, photos, videos

The  Campaign for America’s Libraries is collecting examples from libraries about how they plan to "Join the circle of knowledge @ your library" during National Library Week (April 13-19), and here is the best part: there are rewards for sharing a story.

From now until April 21, libraries are encouraged to submit stories, photos and videos of National Library Week activities. Libraries can upload videos to the National Library Week group on  You Tube, submit photos to the National Library Week group on Flickr or submit a story to the National Library Week 2008  database.  More information is available on the National Library Week Web page.

Three winners will be drawn at random from among all photos, videos and stories submitted. Each will receive a $25 gift certificate to ALA Graphics.

Examples can include footage and photos from events, photos of signage, National Library Week posters in the library, customized public service announcements (PSAs), clips from local media or scans of publicity materials. Materials and stories that incorporate the National Library Week theme "Join the circle of knowledge @ your library" are of particular interest.

All examples submitted may be shared with national media as part of ALA’s National Library Week outreach.

To download free tools to help promote National Library Week locally, including sample media materials and PSAs starring Academy Award-winning actress and National Library Week Chair, Julie Andrews, visit www.ala.org/pio/nlw.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries is ALA’s public awareness campaign to promote the value of libraries and librarians. 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.