Contact: Megan McFarlane
For Immediate Release
January 27, 2009
CHICAGO - New radio-quality public service announcements (PSAs) are now available online to help libraries reach out to their communities during National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009) from the ALA Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries.
Radio PSAs are available in both a :15- and :30-second format and focus on libraries as places of opportunity. PSAs can be downloaded for free at www.ala.org/nlw.
Also available for download at www.ala.org/nlw, are a sample proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor and scripts for use in radio public service announcements, as well as a print PSA featuring Honorary Chair of National Library Week, Jamie Lee Curtis
Materials are available in both English and Spanish, using the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.”
ALA Graphics products supporting the “Worlds connect” theme are also available. In addition to traditional posters and bookmarks, libraries can also purchase mini posters, luggage tags and a banner. National Library Week themed Web banners and buttons, along with all Graphics products can be purchased through the ALA Store at www.alastore.ala.org.
Libraries planning to participate in “Worlds connect @ your library” themed programming are encouraged to share their stories with the Campaign for America’s Libraries, by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use.
The Campaign for America’s Libraries ( www.ala.org/@yourlibrary), ALA’s public awareness campaign, 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 in part by ALA’s Library Champions.