Campaign for America's Libraries

Oakland, Calif. librarian receives prestigious national public service honor

Michael Beller receives Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK — Today, Michael Beller, head of reference and access services librarian at F.W. Olin Library, Mills College in Oakland, Calif., will receive the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for his outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to changing lives through education. Beller is one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

Get Outside the Lines @ your library

CHICAGO — The Campaign for America’s Libraries supports the Outside the Lines initiative for providing a way for libraries and librarians to reach out to their communities and promote public awareness for today’s libraries.

During the Outside the Lines event, Sept.14-20, 2014, organizations from across the U.S. and Canada will host an event or campaign to help people understand how libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement and are more relevant than ever to people’s lives.

Nomination period extended for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

New deadline: Sept. 24

NEW YORK — The nomination period for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian award has been extended to better accommodate nominations for school, college, university and community college librarians. 

Nominations will now run through Wednesday, Sept. 24, and are being accepted online at www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/home.  

Promote Library Card Sign-up Month with free tools

CHICAGO — Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with new downloadable tools and public service announcements (PSAs) designed to promote the benefits of Library Card Sign-up Month to the public.

Comic book legend Stan Lee named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – This September, Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four, will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Lee has donated his image to a print and digital public service announcement (PSA). ALA will place the PSA in magazines and on websites to remind parents and educators that a library card is a key tool in achieving academic success. 

Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run through Sept. 12 and are being accepted online at http://ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.  

ALA releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report

Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s needs, but school libraries feel the pain of tight budgets

CHICAGO — Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community.

National Library Week, April 13-19, celebrates the role of libraries

CHICAGO – Libraries across the country are continually changing to adapt to the evolving needs and expectations of the communities they serve.

Communities nationwide will celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. This year’s theme is “Lives Change @ your library.”

Celebrate National Library Week with new promotions and tools

CHICAGO — Looking for ways to promote National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014)? The American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries has a variety of tools and promotional ideas to help you promote the theme of Lives change @ your library. Tools are available at ala.org/NLW.

Leading up to and throughout National Library Week, the Campaign is hosting several social media promotions.

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