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Library Journal is currently accepting nominations for the its annual Best Small Library in America award. Cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the awarded was founded to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of small libraries. Now in its seventh year, the award honors the public library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less (click here for eligibility requirements).
The Advertising Council and the Library of Congress are launching a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) to encourage parents to read with their children & inspire them to become lifelong learners.
The new PSAs feature the iconic children’s literary character Curious George. The TV, print, and outdoor ads feature George and his best friend and mentor, “The Man with the Yellow Hat,” reading books together. The campaign encourages parents and kids to visit Read.gov as a source for discovery, learning, family fun, and to experience the joy of reading.
Hoops Star Spokesman for Library Card Sign-up Month
This September, Olympic gold medalist and NBA superstar Dwyane Wade wants Americans to know that a library card is the “smartest card” in every wallet. Wade has donated his time and image to the creation of a print PSA. ALA will place the PSA in magazines during the month of September.
In addition to the PSA Library Card Sign-up sample, media tools are now available to remind the public of all the resources available for free with a library card. Tools include a sample press release, newsletter article, proclamation and public service announcement.
Indiana University Libraries was recently one of 13 institutions nationwide awarded National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grants (NLG) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IU will receive $49,504 to define the scope, requirements, and technical architecture to extend Indiana University’s open source Variations digital music library system to support management and delivery of digital video collections.
Overall, the 13 selected institutions are receiving funds totaling $763,715. The grantees were chosen among 62 applications with requests totaling $3,752,309. The next deadline for the NLG program is Feb. 1, 2011. Please click here for more information about this grant opportunity from the IMLS.
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