[Libs-Or] Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Oct 9 08:55:24 PDT 2008


Contact: Megan McFarlane
    The Campaign for America's Libraries
    (312) 280-2148
    mmcfarlane at ala.org  

    For Immediate Release
    October 7, 2008
Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant
U.S. libraries of all types  encouraged to apply for $3,000 to support National  Library Week activities

(CHICAGO) The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing  National Library Week grant has been extended to Friday, November 14,  2008.   

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant  that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that  promotes the theme “Worlds connect @ your library” during National  Library Week (April 12-18, 2009). Application forms and guidelines are  available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant.  

All proposals must use the “Worlds connect @ your library” theme,  which incorporates The Campaign for America's Libraries’ “@ your  library” brand, on promotional and publicity material supporting  National Library Week activities.  Guidelines for using the brand are  available on the campaign Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary under the “download logos” section.   

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division  of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media  company and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the  American Library Association (ALA).   

Information is also available from the ALA Public  Information Office. Telephone: 800-545-2433, ext. 2148. E-mail: mmcfarlane at ala.org.  

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2009 ALA  Midwinter Meeting in Denver.  Information on last year’s winner, the  Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, N.C.,  and the winning application can be viewed at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant.  

Members of the National Library Week subcommittee include Lisa R.  Rice, chair, Bowling Green (Ky.) Public Library; Elliot L. Appelbaum,  Lexington (Ky.) Public Library; Gordon Newton Baker, Clayton State  University (Ga.) and Darlene Basone, school library consultant, Ohio,  Renee DiPilato, Duncan Library (Va.), Susan P. Kowalski, Pine Grove  Middle School library (N.Y.), Amanda L.S. Murphy, Warren Trumbull  County Public Library, Ohio, and Tony J. M. Tallent, Boulder Public  Library, Colo.  

For more information about The Campaign for America’s  Libraries, visit www.ala.org/@yourlibrary.
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