The deadlines for two major US marketing-related awards are coming up, so we wanted to remind you to send your entries in soon.
The LibraryAware Community Award
Deadline: January 20
Prizes: First place: $10,000; Second place: $7,500; Third place: $5,000
"The LibraryAware Community Award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community and will recognize a library or library system that has demonstrated its ability to make its community 'aware' of what the library can do for it—and has delivered on that promise. The award will be given by Library Journal ... and funded by LibraryAware, a product of EBSCO Publishing’s NoveList Division."
Note: Nancy is the Product Manager on LibraryAware, which enables librarians to easily create and distribute various PR materials. www.libraryaware.com
The John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award
Deadline: February 14
Prizes: Eight winners each get $10,000Details: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/john-cotton-dana
"The John Cotton Dana Award, provided in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, ALA, and EBSCO, honors outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign, or an innovative partnership in the community."
Note: All submissions must be sent in electronically via the forms & instructions on the site.
Winning either of these awards will bring your library recognition, prestige, and money, so don't hesitate—start preparing your entries now. And good luck!