For immediate release | March 6, 2012

John Cotton Dana library public relations award raised to $10K

CHICAGO - Have you had success with a library marketing campaign? If so, share your story-- and you could win $10,000 for your library. The H.W. Wilson Foundation, the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, and EBSCO Publishing are excited to announce that chances to win a John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award have increased tremendously. Now there are eight awards, and the amount for each winner has gone up to $10,000!

Presented since 1946, JCD Awards honor outstanding public relations efforts by a library, whether it be a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign, an innovative partnership in the community, etc.

Be sure to submit your entry detailing the public relations initiatives at your library by March 15, 2012. Award winners will be announced in April. The cash development grants will presented at an elegant reception, hosted by the Foundation, during the American Library Association Annual Conference in June 2012, in Anaheim, Calif.

For more information on how to submit an entry, please visit:

Congratulations to the 2011 JCD Winners:

• Loudoun County Public Library, Leesburg, Va.

• Anythink Libraries of Adams County, Colo.

• The University of California Santa Cruz Library

• The Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, Alberta

• Worthington Libraries, Worthington, Ohio