ALA PIO launches new blog

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications, ALA PIO

(312) 280-1546

For Immediate Release,

March 17, 2008

ALA PIO launches new blog

The Public Information Office (PIO) of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Campaign for America's Libraries are sharing valuable tips on promoting libraries with a new blog, Visibility @ your library®.

This blog will provide librarians and library supporters with news and information about important communications issues. In addition, Visibility @ your library will offer useful tools for PR practitioners to help support their efforts, according to Mark Gould, director of the Public Information Office.

Among the blog's features will be a series of podcasts with experts on libraries and library promotion. The very first podcast features an interview with American Libraries Editor Leonard Kniffel, who talks about the publication and how communicators can successfully pitch story ideas. Subsequent podcasts will include discussions of National Library Week and National Library Workers Day, with much more to follow.

In addition, there will be updates on the Campaign for America's Libraries, as well as the latest installments of ALA News.

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