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Award for preservation program

From: Lorraine Olley <olley>
Date: Thursday, July 15, 1993
Indiana University Libraries win John Cotton Dana Award for Public
Relations Program

Indiana University Libraries has been selected as a winner of the
prestigious John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for its
public relations program:  Preservation Awareness Week.  The John Cotton
Dana Awards are given annually for exceptional library public relations
efforts by the New York-bases H. W. Wilson Publishing Company and the
Library Administration and Management Association, a division of the
American Library Association.

Indiana University Libraries received a "special" award for their Spring
1992 "Preservation Awareness Week" which featured sophisticated graphics
and creative programming to educate a diverse audience about
preservation issues to improve the care and handling of its collections.
Dr. George Cunha, founder and director emeritus of the Northeast
Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts was the keynote
speaker, discussing new trends and challenges in the preservation of
research library materials in his talk, "Libraries and Archives
Conservation:  1990s and Beyond."  Other activities included tours of
the Preservation Department, a "book diagnostic clinic," and a
preservation "film festival." Bookmarks, book bags, posters and other
items were handed out to promote the week's activities.

The Dana Award, given annually since 1946, recognizes creativity and
excellence in library public relations programs.  The competition is
sponsored jointly by H. W. Wilson and the LAMA Public Relations Section.
The contest honors the career of John Cotton Dana, an eminent librarian
who was a pioneer in using public relations techniques to promote
library use and support.  A JCD "Special Award" recognizes a discrete
aspect of library public relations, promoting a program that is directed
toward a specific goal and is limited in time and scope.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:12
                   Distributed: Monday, July 19, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-12-004
Received on Thursday, 15 July, 1993

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