Get connected @ your library®

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
Campaign for America’s Libraries
ALA Public Information Office

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2009

CHICAGO – The Campaign for America’s Libraries is inviting ALA members to join its communities in ALA Connect, the home of the American Library Association’s (ALA) online communities.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries communities include National Library Week, Library Card Sign-up Month and the Campaign for the World’s Libraries.

ALA Connect is open to all and provides community members with an arena to post their own programming ideas and discuss Campaign initiatives.

To join, visit ALA Connect Groups and search for the community you would like to join.

The mission of the Campaign for America’s Libraries communities is to create an open discussion space for ALA members to communicate their ideas and develop new ways to celebrate and promote Campaign initiatives in all types of libraries.

For more information on ALA Connect, visit

A discussion of promotional ideas for National Library Week 2010, using the theme “Communities thrive @ your library,” is available at  Ideas include creating a community garden at your library, partnering with a local credit union to teach a finance class and working with another community service-based organization. Ideas were generated by the National Library Week subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Public Awareness Committee, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries (, ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations that advocate the importance of the library in American society.