John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award competition open for 2006

Contact: Lorraine Olley


For Immediate Release

September 27, 2005

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award competition open for 2006

CHICAGO - Competition is open now for the 2006 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award contest, sponsored by the H. W. Wilson Company and the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA).
The deadline for entries is December 9, 2005.

Inaugurated in 1946, the John Cotton Dana Award is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The award honors outstanding library public relations programs that support a specific project, goal or activity, or a sustained, ongoing program (e.g. the promotion of a summer reading program, a year-long 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 2005 (January-December), school year 2004-2005 (Fall-Spring) or any special project that ends in 2005.

A committee of the LAMA Public Relations and Marketing Section judges the completed entries at the 2006 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. The awards and $3,500 cash grants will be presented during the 2006 ALA Annual Conference.

For award application forms and guidelines, visit, and click on navigation item “Awards.” Or contact Lorraine Olley, Executive Director, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; phone 1-800-545-2433 x5036; e-mail; fax: (312) 280-5033.

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