Does your library create outstanding PR materials?  Do these materials deserve a special
“Best in Show” award?

All libraries across Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in a new activity to be
held at this year’s annual APLA Conference in Fredericton – the Ideas Gallery.

Based on the LAMA “Swap and Shop” held during the ALA Annual Conference, this fun and
interesting session celebrates the wealth of PR expertise that abounds right here in
Atlantic Canada!

To be eligible for an award, all libraries must submit 75 copies of their best
promotional materials produced in 2005 in any of the following categories:

Materials that promote:

•       programs
•       services
•       events
•       resources
•       fundraising activities
•       reading clubs
•       summer reading programs
•       your library’s website
•       Canadian Library Week
•       @your library® slogan
•        newsletters
•        orientation materials

During the Ideas Gallery session at APLA, PR materials from all types of libraries will
be displayed on tables for attendees to view and take home a sample or two.

A team of experts will judge the entries based on design, content, originality and
effectiveness. Libraries are welcome to enter more than one category.

Materials must be submitted by April 30, 2006.

Please send your PR materials and your library’s contact information to:

ATTN: Ideas Gallery - APLA
C/O Leanne Wells
Information Services & Outreach Librarian
Harriet Irving Library
UNB Libraries
P.O. Box 7500
Fredericton, N.B.  E3B 5H5
Tel: (506) 447-3075
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