For those of you who work better on a deadline....there is only one month left to apply for the $500 Advocacy Award! All submissions will be considered. Don't miss out! The APLA Advocacy Award recognizes exemplary library promotion, advocacy and outreach. Have you or your library created an original program, promotion, service or initiative? Does your program highlight the importance of your library and generate support and goodwill towards libraries and information centres? Tell us about your initiative (no idea is too small) and you could win $500! Email a brief summary including the scope, target audience, implementation, outcome, relevance and effectiveness of the project or program (approx. 250 words), along with your name and contact information (address, e-mail, and work phone number), to Jocelyne Thompson and the APLA Advocacy Committee at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria: * Creativity and innovation as demonstrated by the originality of the project * Potential for generating public visibility and support for libraries * Relevance and effectiveness illustrated by measurable objectives and subsequent evaluation methods * Commitment to ongoing library promotion and advocacy. Good luck!! *Applicants must be personal members of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association. Emails should be received by March 31, 2016 .