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Monday, August 30, 2010

John Cotton Dana Award Photos Are Here!

It's time to look back at this year's John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards, which were given out at ALA in June in Washington, DC. We have already posted the 2010 winners' announcement here, an announcement of the ceremony here, and a quick pic of Nancy with her award here. Now, however, I've managed to get the professional photos of all the winners, thanks to the award's sponsors: The H.W. Wilson Company, The H.W. Wilson Foundation, and LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Assn of ALA).

I believe this is the first time that all the pics will be published anywhere! They will also appear in the Sept/Oct issue of my newsletter, Marketing Library Services, due out later this week. 

The omnipresent gentlemen in all the pictures are the event’s hosts, Harry Regan, Wilson’s president (far right in the first photo below), and Bill Stanton (wearing glasses), the Wilson Foundation’s president.

Westbank Community Library District, Austin, Texas,
for “One Library: Two Locations; Building a Branch and Expanding a Community”

Pasco County Library System, Hudson, Fla.,
 for “Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands”

King County Library System,
Issaquah, Wash., for “Look to Your Library…Especially Now”
Main Marketing Maven: Marsha Iverson
(second from right, holding award)

Hackney Library at Barton College,
Wilson, N.C.,
for the “Band Book Tour”

San Francisco Public Library, for “Return the Books”

New Jersey State Library, 
Trenton, for “Tell Us Your Story”
Including The M Word bloggers:
Nancy Dowd (center) and
Kathy Dempsey (in blue)
along with State Librarian Norma Blake (right)
(absent: Gary Cooper, PR Director)

During the fancy awards ceremony at the beautiful Willard InterContinental hotel, guests enjoyed gorgeous flowers, lovely music, and a wonderful buffet. The JCD Awards are always an event worthy of America's most prestigious library PR prize.

The M Word team was thrilled to be among the winners this year, and we're always happy to keep bringing you the best in library marketing news, ideas, and tips. We hope you'll keep reading!

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