Greece promotes public libraries with @ your library brand

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
Campaign for America’s Libraries
ALA Public Information Office
312-280-2148
mmcfarlane@sbcglobal.net


For Immediate Release
September 29, 2009

CHICAGO – The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists showcased the @ your library brand at the  recent 2009 IFLA Conference in Milan, Italy.

George Glossiotis, vice-president of the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists, presented a report  on Greece’s use of the “@ your library” brand and how the association  used it to promote public libraries in Greece. Glossiotis also distributed calendars he had created for librarians across Greece to program attendees. The calendars use an @ your library slogan for the opening page of each month and serve as a reminder to promote the campaign all year round.

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists is the scientific and professional association representing professional librarians in the country. Founded in 1968, the association has been a member of The Campaign for the World’s Libraries since 2002.

The Campaign for the World’s Libraries was developed by the America Library Association’s (ALA) Campaign for America’s Libraries and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to showcase the unique and vital roles played by public, school, academic and special libraries worldwide.  It is based on The Campaign for America’s Libraries and utilizes the @ your library® brand.

To date, 35 countries have joined the campaign, and the “@ your library” brand has been translated into each country’s language. The “@ your library” brand is currently available in 29 languages. The Campaign has recently debuted logos in partner countries’ flag colors, as well.

To download logos the @ your library in all 29 languages Campaign for the World’s Libraries and, visit www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/logos.

IFLA is a partner in the Campaign for America's Libraries ( www.ala.org/@yourlibrary), 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 in part by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations who advocate the importance of the library in American society.