For immediate release | October 23, 2012

American Library Association releases new ‘Quotable Facts’ publication for 2012

CHICAGO — One of the American Library Association’s most effective and commonly used advocacy tools, “Quotable Facts about America’s Libraries” has been updated with the most current research, including a new “Technology Trends” section. It provides quick, pertinent talking points and thought-provoking information for anyone interested in making the case for public, school and academic libraries.

“Quotable Facts” is a wallet-sized, foldout card packed with relevant quotes about America’s libraries, how they are used and how libraries continue to be an integral part of American culture and lifelong learning.

Available in both English and Spanish, packs of 100 in English and 50 in Spanish are available for $10 (includes shipping and handling) per pack. They can be downloaded free of charge on the ALA website. Call 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 2428, or email to purchase or for more information.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 60,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. ‘


Marci Merola


Office for Library Advocacy

800.545.2433, x2431