For immediate release | August 9, 2011

Barbados and Taiwan join the Campaign for the World’s Libraries

@ your library campaigns launch in Jamaica and Poland

CHICAGO - The Library Association of Barbados (LAB) and Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) recently became the newest members of the Campaign for the World’s Libraries.

The library associations join nearly 40 others that have previously joined the campaign and had the campaign’s @ your library logo translated into their country’s language. The @ your library logo is currently available in 32 languages and in the colors of each partner countries’ flag colors.

Libraries everywhere can download the logos from

The Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) launched its own @ your library campaign in partnership with the Jamaica Library Service (JLS), the Public Library Network and the School Library Network to provide reading activities under the theme “Learn to Read-Read to Learn @ your library.” The objective of the partnership included developing lifelong voluntary readers and promoting the role and function of libraries and librarians. Through this collaboration partners shared resources and provided access to print and electronic reading materials to people of all ages while helping them develop literacy skills.

In Poland, the United States Embassy has launched “Ameryka w twojej bibliotece” (America @ your library), a program to provide books about America and English language learning materials and resources to local libraries in Poland. In support of its campaign, the @ your library logo is now available to all libraries in Polish from the @ your library website.

The Campaign for the World’s Libraries was developed by the America Library Association’s (ALA) Campaign for America’s Libraries and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to showcase the unique and vital roles played by public, school, academic and special libraries worldwide. It is based on The Campaign for America’s Libraries.

IFLA is a partner in the Campaign for America's Libraries (, ALA’s public awareness campaign that 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, corporations and foundations.

The 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aug. 13-18, 2011, with the theme, “Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all.”


Megan McFarlane