Communications & Marketing Office

MissionEventsCommittees and Groups | CMO Staff

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Mission 

The Communications & Marketing Office (CMO) manages the public awareness efforts of the association through the Libraries Transform Campaign, delivering key messages to external audiences about the value of libraries and library professionals. CMO also communicates ALA's key messages through media relations and crisis communications, and offers public relations counsel and editorial services. Tools are also developed and shared with librarians to help advance ALA’s strategic directions.

   
Events 

ALA Youth Media Awards

I Love My Librarian Award

National Library Week

Library Card Sign-up Month


Committees and Groups

To carry out its mission, CMO partners with a ALA Committees and member groups:

Public Awareness Committee

I Love My Librarian Award Committee

ALA Branding Workgroup

Resources


CMO Staff 

Kerry Ward
Interim Director
(312) 280-5036
kward@ala.org

Jan Carmichael
Web Content Manager
(312) 280-5041
jcarmichael@ala.org

Raymond A. Garcia
Communications Specialist
(312) 280-5848
rgarcia@ala.org

Phil Morehart
Communications Manager
pmorehart@ala.org
(312) 280-4020

Chase Ollis
Communications Manager
(312) 280-2148
collis@ala.org