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Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 John Cotton Dana Winners Announced

Some of the materials from Texas A&M's winning entry, which celebrated George R. R. Martin
Some of the year's biggest library-marketing news just came out: The 2014 winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards were announced today! 

Here are this year's 8 winners:

Birmingham Public Library for “Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration”
Champaign Public Library for “Show Some Library Love”
Kitsap Regional Library for their Traveling Book Campaign
North Carolina State, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, for “The Library of the Future”
Sacramento Public Library for “The Poe Project”
Texas A & M for “Deeper Than Swords: A 2-day celebration of George RR Martin” 
University of Texas, San Antonio, for “Ask Us Anything”
Wells County, Indiana for “Your Go-To Spot”

Each library wins $10,000! 

There's more info on LLAMA's blog.  And you can see all the details of each entry here on EBSCO's JCD page. 

As always, big thanks go to the H.W. Wilson Foundation for the prize money, EBSCO for its sponsorship, and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA, a division of ALA) for running the contest. Together, this team enables this prestigious contest, which judges entries on all the planning and work necessary for true marketing greatness. 

We "M Word" women will be at the award ceremony during the ALA conference this June in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for our report and photos.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners! 

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