LAMA seeks Best of Show Award winners

Contact: Arawa McClendon


For Immediate Release

March 2002

LAMA seeks "Best of Show" Award winners

Outstanding library public relations materials are being sought for the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Public Relations Section Swap and Shop "Best of Show" awards competition.
Entries will be accepted after March 5, 2002, and no later than April 6, 2002.

Library promotional materials will be judged by a team of experts. Winning entries will be on display during the Swap and Shop program on Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Judging in all categories will be based on content, originality, design format and effectiveness. In two categories, calendars of events and newsletters, entrants are asked to provide four copies each of three consecutive issues. The other categories for competition are: annual reports; bibliographies/booklists; services/policy/ orientation materials; materials that promote programs, events or educate the public about diversity; fund-raising materials/programs/events; programs/special events; original children's summer reading club materials; original young adult summer reading club materials; original adult reading club materials; and materials about the Internet or your Web site. For consideration in these categories, entries should include four copies of each item to be judged.

Entries should be sent to the "2002 Best of Show" Competition, c/o Karen Richgruber, community services manager, Duluth Public Library, 520 West Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802.

For an entry form, see the LAMA Web site at or contact Arawa McClendon, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill., 60611. E-mail: Telephone: (800) 545-2433, x5035. Additional information is available from Sherrill Smith, assistant to the director, Public Libraries of Saginaw, 505 Janes, Saginaw, MI 48607. Telephone 989-755-9822 or e-mail:

LAMA is a division of the ALA.