The American Library Association (ALA) and Woman’s Day are looking for stories that showcase the importance and value of libraries within the communities they serve. Essays are due by May 9, 2010.
Women ages 18 and up are invited to send in their stories in 700 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to four stories will be profiled in the March 2011 issue of the magazine or at womansday.com.
Librarians can download free tools to help collect local stories from the Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site. Tools include a sample press release and newsletter copy.
A downloadable Web button that can be linked to the official rules on the Woman’s Day Web site is also available.
The initiative continues a nine-year partnership between the magazine and ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries that has generated millions of dollars worth of editorial coverage for libraries. Since 2002, Woman’s Day has asked its readers to write in about “how the library has changed my life,” “how the library helped improve my health” and “how the library helped me deal with the tough economy.”
Woman’s Day magazine is a Partner in the Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.