LAMA seeks “Best of Show” award entries

Contact: Fred Reuland


(312) 280-5032
For Immediate Release

March 20, 2006

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 25, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. 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 2005. 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 reading club materials, original young adult reading club materials, original adult and family reading club materials, printed materials promoting Web sites, special events/programs, services available/orientation materials/policy materials. This year, library home pages will be added to the categories being judged. Judging in all categories will be based on content, originality, design format and effectiveness.

Entries will be accepted beginning March 15, 2006 and must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2006. For competition information, instructions and entry form click on or contact Troy Rumpf Mail entries to: LAMA PRMS Swap and Shop Best of Show, Laramie County Library System, 2800 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

LAMA, a division of ALA, encourages and nurtures current and future library leaders, and develops and promotes outstanding leadership and management practices.