John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award
Interlibrary Loan Procedures
One of the most prestigious awards given by the American Library Association (ALA) is the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, honoring outstanding library public relations, which is provided by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA, a division of the American Library Association), in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation and EBSCO Publishing.
The winning entries are housed in the ALA Library for two years, available during that time to other libraries via interlibrary loan. There are two years of entries available, both the previous year's and the current year's winners.
The names of the currently available winning entries, along with brief descriptions of them, can be found on the Winners of the 2011 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award and Winners of the 2010 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award pages.
To request an entry, libraries can mail a completed interlibrary loan form (sometimes called the "ALA Form") to the following address:American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Or fax a completed interlibrary loan form to the ALA Library, to 1-312-280-3255.
There is a shipping and handling fee of $10.00 per entry. An invoice will be included with the mailing.
No more than two winning entries can be requested at a time.
Entries are available for a three week loan period. If an extension is desired, please contact the ALA Library as soon as possible with this request, calling (800) 545-2433, extension 2153, or (312) 280-2153. If and only if there are no pending requests for the entry in question, can arrangements be made to extend the loan period, up to one week.
All entries will be sent to the borrower library via UPS delivery and should be returned to the ALA Library by the same delivery method. Send the entry to the mailing address listed above, along with the appropriate remittance in the form of a check or money order only, made out to the "American Library Association."
Contact the ALA Library directly at (800) 545-2433, extension 2153, or (312) 280-2153 with any further questions.
Find out more about John Cotton Dana. The 2007 ALA/LLAMA publication, Outstanding Public Relations: 60 Years of the John Cotton Dana Award, written by Amy Shaw and Peter Deekle, is currently available from ALA Editions.
Last Updated: October 2011
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