LAMA seeks

Lorraine Olley
312- 280-5036
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2005

LAMA seeks "Best of Show" award entries

CHICAGO - The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Public Relations and Marketing Section's Swap and Shop "Best of Show" awards competition seeks outstanding library public relations materials.
The annual Best of Show Awards recognize the very best in public relations materials produced by libraries in the previous calendar year.

A team of experts in librarianship, public relations and marketing will judge the library promotional materials.
Winning entries will be on display during the Swap and Shop program scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The awards will be presented to the winners on that day.
Free samples of library public relations materials from dozens of libraries will be available for attendees to "swap and shop" during the program.

All libraries are invited to submit promotional materials produced between January and December of 2004. Original print materials may be submitted in any of the following categories:
annual reports, bibliographies/booklists, calendars of events, fund-raising materials/programs/events, newsletters, original children's summer reading club materials, original young adult summer reading club materials, original adult and family reading club materials, printed materials promoting Web sites, special events/programs, services available/orientation materials/policy materials.
Judging in all categories will be based on content, originality, design format and effectiveness.

Entries will be accepted beginning February 25, 2005 and must be postmarked no later than March 22, 2005.
For competition information, instructions and entry form click on
or contact or 859-622-2014.
Mail entries to: LAMA PRMS Swap and Shop Best of Show, EKU Libraries, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102.

LAMA, a division of ALA, promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages, and nurtures tomorrow's leaders and managers.