For immediate release | March 6, 2013

Applications for ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries, due April 15

CHICAGO— Applications are available for the ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries. Applications are due April 15, 2013.

This award honors and recognizes statewide advocacy for libraries with $1,000 and an honorable mention by the ALA president at the Opening General Session of the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The winning campaign will have been successfully implemented during 2011 or 2012 and will have engaged citizens and librarians from across the state to make the case for state library funding, as well as show significant participation by citizens in making the case for libraries. The campaign will have resulted in either an increase in state funding for libraries or a decrease or elimination of a proposed reduction in state funding for libraries.

Application and more information are available on the United for Libraries website. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2013.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries 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 or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160