PLA offers cash for “Smartest” ideas

Contact: Kathleen Hughes

PLA Manager, Communications

For Immediate Release

March 3, 2005

PLA offers cash for “Smartest” ideas

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering $100 cash prizes for the best examples of how libraries have used “The Smartest Card @ your library®” campaign. To enter, simply tell in one page how your library has used the campaign theme and the results. Photos and sample materials are welcome.

Email your entry with the subject line: Smartest Card Success Story to Barb Macikas at PLA, You may send attachments to the email or mail your entry to: Barb Macikas, PLA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. The deadline is May 2, 2005. Those who have already shared stories will be automatically entered in the competition.

Prizes will be awarded by the PLA @ your library® Task Force.

The campaign, launched in September 2004, builds on ALA's Campaign for America's Libraries. It aims to build public use and support for libraries. PLA is committed to long-term support of the Smartest Card campaign.

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PLA is a division of the American Library Association