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If you have library user stories perhaps you should submit to this. If it’s a great story, maybe you qualify for the SirsiDynix Building Better Communities Awards for Libraries. Five $10,000 US awards!
Stephen
New Womans Day initiative asks readers to share
stories on how the library has changed their life
Womans Day magazine wants to learn how the library has changed lives.
The magazine announced the editorial initiative in its March 7 issue, which reached subscribers last week. In the issue, the magazine declares that libraries are magical places and asks readers to submit their stories in 700 words or less. Stories can be sent to [email protected] from now until May 10, 2006, when the promotion closes.Four of the submissions will be featured in an upcoming issue of Womans Day.
Librarians can promote the initiative in their library by downloading free promotional tools from the ALA @ your library® Web site, http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/campaign/sponsorship/wdchangelives.htm Tools include a sample press release, downloadable logos, sample newsletter copy and flyer.
In the same issue, Womans Day highlights the two winners from last years editorial initiative, which asked people why they would want to research their family trees at the library. The four-page article features librarians Howard Grueneberg from the Urbana (Ill.) Free Library and Shellie Cocking from the San Francisco Public Library guiding the winners through library resources to help them discover new parts of their family history. It also includes a sidebar with tips on plotting family history from ALA member Stephen C. Young of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Young is chair of the genealogy committee for the Reference and User Services Associations (RUSA) history section.
The ALA partnership with Womans Day began in 2002 with a series of workshops for aspiring writers led by writers from the magazine. It has developed into a multi-program partnership that has resulted in approximately $4 million in library-related editorial coverage in five issues of the magazine, donated ad space and an online book club featuring ALA members.
The writing workshops will kick off again this year during National Library Week at 10 community college and public libraries throughout the country. Currently, the Womans Day online book club features YALSA members book recommendations for young adults, and beginning this summer, the book club will highlight RUSA members. The book club is available by visiting www.womansday.com/community .
Womans Day is a Founding Partner of The Campaign for Americas Libraries, the ALAs multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign to promote the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st century.
New Womans Day initiative asks readers to share
stories on how the library has changed their life.
Womans Day magazine wants to learn how the library has changed lives.
The magazine announced the editorial initiative in its March 7 issue, which reached subscribers last week. In the issue, the magazine declares that libraries are magical places and asks readers to submit their stories in 700 words or less. Stories can be sent to [email protected] from now until May 10, 2006, when the promotion closes.Four of the submissions will be featured in an upcoming issue of Womans Day.
Librarians can promote the initiative in their library by downloading free promotional tools from the ALA @ your library® Web site, http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/campaign/sponsorship/wdchangelives.htm Tools include a sample press release, downloadable logos, sample newsletter copy and flyer.
In the same issue, Womans Day highlights the two winners from last years editorial initiative, which asked people why they would want to research their family trees at the library. The four-page article features librarians Howard Grueneberg from the Urbana (Ill.) Free Library and Shellie Cocking from the San Francisco Public Library guiding the winners through library resources to help them discover new parts of their family history. It also includes a sidebar with tips on plotting family history from ALA member Stephen C. Young of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Young is chair of the genealogy committee for the Reference and User Services Associations (RUSA) history section.
The ALA partnership with Womans Day began in 2002 with a series of workshops for aspiring writers led by writers from the magazine. It has developed into a multi-program partnership that has resulted in approximately $4 million in library-related editorial coverage in five issues of the magazine, donated ad space and an online book club featuring ALA members.
The writing workshops will kick off again this year during National Library Week at 10 community college and public libraries throughout the country. Currently, the Womans Day online book club features YALSA members book recommendations for young adults, and beginning this summer, the book club will highlight RUSA members. The book club is available by visiting www.womansday.com/community .
Womans Day is a Founding Partner of The Campaign for Americas Libraries, the ALAs multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign to promote the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st century.
Mark Gould
Director
Public Information Office @ your library

Posted on: February 21, 2006, 11:20 am Category: Uncategorized

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