New radio PSAs support National Library Week 2009

Contact: Megan McFarlane

Campaign coordinator



For Immediate Release

January 27, 2009

CHICAGO - New radio-quality public service announcements (PSAs) are now available online to help libraries reach out to their communities during National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009) from the ALA Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries.

Radio PSAs are available in both a :15- and :30-second format and focus on libraries as places of opportunity. PSAs can be downloaded for free at

Also available for download at, are a sample proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor and scripts for use in radio public service announcements, as well as a print PSA featuring Honorary Chair of National Library Week, Jamie Lee Curtis

Materials are available in both English and Spanish, using the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.”

ALA Graphics products supporting the “Worlds connect” theme are also available. In addition to traditional posters and bookmarks, libraries can also purchase mini posters, luggage tags and a banner. National Library Week themed Web banners and buttons, along with all Graphics products can be purchased through the ALA Store at

Libraries planning to participate in “Worlds connect @ your library” themed programming are encouraged to share their stories with the Campaign for America’s Libraries, by sending an e-mail to

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries (, ALA’s public awareness campaign, promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions.