Libraries Build Communities: ALA to provide volunteering opportunities to conference goers at ALA Annual in New Orleans

Contact: Michael Dowling


Director


ALA Chapter Relations


312-280-3200


mdowling@ala.org
For Immediate Release


January 9, 2006

Libraries Build Communities: ALA to provide volunteering opportunities to conference goers at ALA Annual in New Orleans

CHICAGO – Librarians and library staff attending the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 22-28, will show how “Libraries Build Communities” through daylong community service efforts to help rebuild New Orleans.




As part of ALA's ongoing efforts to help the libraries and communities in the Gulf Coast, conference attendees will be able to volunteer for a full-day community service project on Friday June 23 or Tuesday, June 27.




Conference goers will be able to choose from activities to help the New Orleans Public Library, Orleans Parish School District, or other community rebuilding efforts.

To volunteer register at
www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2006a/registration.htm under the ‘Special Registration Section.' The registration fee is $10 and will include transportation to and from the community project, lunch, and a ‘Libraries Build Communities' T-shirt.