Pamela Goodes receives BCALA/DEMCO Award

Reported by American Libraries Magazine:

Pamela Goodes, American Libraries associate editor, joins DEMCO representative John Ison after being awarded the 2011 Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s (BCALA)/DEMCO Award for Excellence in Libraries for her publicity work for each of the seven National Conferences of African American Librarians. The award includes an engraved bronze statuette and $500. DEMCO also donates an additional $500 to the E. J. Josey Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations, Pamela!


Meet the Movers & Shakers

Library Journal has released the list of Movers & Shakers 2011:

Welcome to the 2011 Movers & Shakers. For ten years now, LJ‘s Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all types and library services forward. They hail from all corners of the library world and several nations. Nominated by their colleagues, friends, bosses, and just plain admirers, they are just the tip of the iceberg. We know there are many more Movers out there, making libraries better and taking them into the future.



John Cotton Dana Award Photos

The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries blog posted photos of this year’s John Cotton Dana Award winners. Photos include:

  • Westbank Community Library District
  • Pasco County Library System
  • King County Library System
  • Hackney Library at Barton College
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • New Jersey State Library

Create your own story during National Library Week & win $3,000

From American Libraries:

Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2011 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

All proposals must use the 2011 National Library Week theme, Create your own story @ your library, which incorporates The Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand, on any and all promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities.  Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign website.

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). This year’s application deadline is October 1, 2010.  National Library Week is April 10-16, 2011.

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