@ your library website features new content on how Twitter has given its massive archive to the Library of Congress and much more

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/25/2010

Contact:

Mark Gould

CHICAGO -  New content on how Twitter has given its archive of millions of tweets to the Library of Congress, movie producer-director Roger Corman, who has been described as the King of the B movie and a clever ghostly viral marketing effort that has raised public awareness  about impending budget cuts at the New York Public Library are featured on the @ your library website this week. 

The www.atyourlibrary.org website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

Other recent postings include An evening with Neil Gaiman, cooking clubs for teens at libraries, ways to encourage your child to read, great reads for teens and the latest book reviews from Booklist and much more.

 @yourlibrary.org is the website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign —the Campaign for America’s Libraries, which highlights the value of libraries and librarians and connects people to the free resources at their local library.

Prepared by librarians and other experts, new articles are uploaded regularly with how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers, teenagers and kids and much more. Recommended resources are linked to the World Cat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed.

“We welcome you to browse the site to learn about all sorts of interesting topics, but most importantly we encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of the librarians and the abundant resources available there,” Mark R. Gould , director of the American Library Association’s Public Information Office, said.

Visitors to the site can sign up for a regular newsletter for updates on new content. Visitors can also follow developments on the site on Twitter, through Facebook and on the @ your library blog.

The site is underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Disney Book Group.