For immediate release | May 15, 2012

Applications for ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards due June 15

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the seventh annual Best Friends Awards. Applications are due June 15, 2012.

ALTAFF’s Best Friends Awards recognize Friends groups around the country for their print and electronic materials that promote the group and its special programs and projects. The awards do not evaluate the type or scope of Friends programs; rather, they look at the materials that promote programs and special projects coordinated by the Friends.

The winners will receive a certificate of recognition and be recognized in ALTAFF’s newsletter, The Voice. The winning materials will be posted on ALTAFF’s website.

Entry categories include:

  • Print Newsletters
  • Membership
  • Digital Publicity
  • Program or Special Project Publicity
  • Fundraisers/Book Sales

For more information and to apply, visit Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2012. Applicants must be ALTAFF Friends Group Members through June 2012. Please contact the ALTAFF office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161, or at for verification of eligibility prior to preparing a submission.

ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160