Public Awareness

Actress and comedian Molly Shannon to serve as 2022 National Library Week honorary chair

CHICAGO—Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3–9, 2022. Shannon will highlight the numerous ways libraries serve to connect communities to books, resources, programs, and, of course, each other.  

Showcase Your Best Marketing Pieces by Applying for the Core PR Xchange Awards

Applications are open for the 2022 PR Xchange Awards! This competition recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Entries are evaluated on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in public relations, graphic design, communications, and marketing. This competition is unique in the way it evaluates a library's individual promotional materials, not an entire marketing campaign.

Arlington librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Yuliana Aceves recognized with national public service honor  

CCNY librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award

William Gibbons recognized with national public service honor  

Vinton librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Renee Greenlee recognized with national public service honor 

Decorah librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Shannon Horton recognized with national public service honor  

Westover librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

John Paul Mahofski recognized with national public service honor  

St. Louis librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Melissa Pillot recognized with national public service honor