Public library staff invited to participate in summer reading survey from PLA

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/23/2012

Contact:

Amy Sargent
Manager, Marketing
Public Library Association (PLA)
1-800-545-2433 ext.5024
asargent@ala.org

CHICAGO — Library staff members involved in summer reading are invited to participate in a survey released by the Public Library Association (PLA). The survey should take contributors 15-20 minutes and is designed to inform PLA’s efforts to develop a plan for a National Digital Summer Reading (NDSR) program website application. The survey closes on November 16.

This project is funded by a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that enables PLA to not only develop an interactive online locater of summer reading programs, but also a white paper detailing recommendations, specifications, use cases and more for the NDSR website application.

The NDSR project is meant to take advantage of the ubiquity and flexibility of the digital environment to expand the success of the traditional summer reading program. The anticipated NDSR website app will enable children and teens to interact with public libraries and summer reading content in numerous ways, including: reading, listening, watching, playing, writing, reviewing, drawing and recording.

For more information about plans for the NDSR program, please visit summerreading.pla.org

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at www.pla.org. PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.