Romania joins the Campaign for the World’s Libraries

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

NEWS
For Immediate Release
September 8, 2009

CHICAGO - The Romania Library Association (ABR) recently became the newest member of the Campaign for the World’s Libraries.

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.

The ABR will host a presentation on the Campaign for the World’s Libraries at its Annual Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2009. During the presentation the ABR will also unveil its new “@ biblioteca ta” logo (“@ your library” in Romanian). The logo is currently available at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/logos.

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.