Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Webinar - "Kick Start Your National Friends of Libraries Week Celebration"

ALTAFF will host a webinar, “Kick Start Your National Friends of Libraries Week Celebration,” from 12-1 p.m. CST on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This free webinar will give libraries and Friends ideas and materials so that they can promote National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 21-27, 2012) in their libraries and community. Those who cannot attend the webinar can view the recording on the ALTAFF website after July 24. All participants must register ( to participate in the live webinar. The webinar will led by ALTAFF’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Beth Nawalinski and ALTAFF’s Marketing/Public Relations Specialist, Jillian Kalonick.

ALTAFF will coordinate the seventh annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2012. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library. Friends groups, library Trustees and library staff can access a variety of online resources to help them celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week. Materials available on the ALTAFF website ( include promotional ideas, editable publicity materials, camera ready bookmarks, ideas from past celebrations and much more.

ALTAFF is pleased to announce a sixth year of awards in conjunction with National Friends of Libraries Week. Two awards of $250 will be given to Friends of the Library groups for activities held during National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 21-27, 2012. Application materials are available on the ALTAFF website (  Entries are due by Dec. 3, 2012.

Jillian Kalonick
Marketing/Public Relations Specialist
Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
American Library Association
109 S. 13th St., Suite 117B
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone 800-545-2433, ext. 2161
fax 215-545-3821

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