The H.W. Wilson Foundation announces $2,500 development grant for winners of 2003 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

Contact: Arawa McClendon


312-280-5035


amcclendon@ala.org

For Immediate Release


March 2002

The H.W. Wilson Foundation announces $2,500 development grant for winners of 2003 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

Competition is now open for the 2003 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award contest, sponsored by the H. W. Wilson Company and the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA). In recognition of their achievement, award-winners will receive a $2,500 development grant from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.
The deadline for entries is December 27, 2002.

Presented annually since 1946, the award honors outstanding library public relations programs that support a specific project, goal or activity, or a sustained, ongoing program. Examples might be the promotion of a summer reading program, a yearlong centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community.

The contest is open to all libraries and agencies that promote library service. Entries can be for calendar year 2002 (January-December), school year 2001-2002 (Fall-Spring) or any special project that ends in 2002.

Completed entries are received by LAMA and judged by a committee of the LAMA Public Relations Section at the 2003 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The awards will be presented during the 2003 ALA Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada. Additional information and entry forms are available at
the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Page; or contact Arawa K. McClendon, Communications Officer, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; E-mail:
wwwamcclendon; fax: 312/280-5033; phone: 312/280-5035.

LAMA is a division of the ALA.