New online tools available for National Library Week 2009

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign coordinator
312-280-2148
mmcfarlane@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
December 30, 2008

CHICAGO - New online materials and products are available 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.

Materials are available in both English and Spanish, focusing on the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.” They include a proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor, as well as scripts for use in radio public service announcements (PSAs).

Libraries can download materials at www.ala.org/nlw.

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 button 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 atyourlibrary@ala.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.