Are you developing innovative strategies or activities to promote your
library (or library services in general) at the local, regional or
provincial level? Then you may be eligible for the APLA Advocacy Award!

The APLA Advocacy Award recognizes exemplary library promotion, advocacy
and outreach. Has 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

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, email, and work phone number), to Mathieu Lanteigne and the APLA
Advocacy Committee at [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

 ·         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. Submissions should be received by March 31, 2018.

Mathieu Lanteigne

APLA Advocacy Committee