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Libraries Transform Campaign Kick-Off

12 Apr 2016 9:24 AM | Samantha Cote (Administrator)

To all Maine libraries – public, school, academic, special…

The Central Maine Library District (CMLD) Association is pleased to announce the statewide kick-off of ALA’s new Libraries Transform public awareness campaign. The CMLD Association’s contribution to this effort is the offer of a free set of posters to all Maine libraries who wish to participate.

The Libraries Transform campaign is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. The campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for our profession, showcasing the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries play in the digital age. The campaign has one main idea: Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people.

The CMLD Association will print and distribute the following five campaign posters:

The five posters read:

· Libraries Transform

· Because 5 out of 5 doctors agree that reading aloud to children supports brain development

· Because students can’t afford scholarly journals on a ramen noodle budget

· Because more than a quarter of US households don’t have a computer with an Internet connection

· Because employers want candidates who know the difference between a web search and research


To receive a set of posters please complete a brief survey by no later than April 16th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/libstransform

We hope every library in the state will display the posters with pride!

Stay tuned! This is just the beginning of a long-term state and national advocacy project that will benefit libraries of all types. For more information and resources to bring this campaign to your library and your community go to http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/ or find the Libraries Transform link on the Libraries page of the Maine State Library’s web site.



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