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John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Libraries
for Exceptional Public Relations Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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H.W. Wilson Foundation, American Library Association and EBSCO

Deadline Date:

05/07/21 9:00 PM (EDT)

Description:

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International libraries for exceptional public relations programs. Examples of eligible programs include innovative partnerships in the community, awareness campaigns, fundraising for a new college library, a year-long centennial celebration, and a summer reading program. In recognition of their achievement, John Cotton Dana award winners receive a cash award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161380

Term of Contract:

A JCD application must be a public relations/strategic communication program that occurred entirely during 2020, the 2019‐2020 academic year, or a multi‐year project completed in 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Strategic library communication campaigns may be submitted by any library, friends group, consulting agency or service provider. The only exclusions are institutions represented by John Cotton Dana Award Committee members, John Cotton Dana Award Committee members from the previous year, organizational units of the American Library Association, and EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

All types of libraries are welcome to enter, and international entries are welcome. Entry narrative must be in English for review.
- College/University
- School
- Public
- State
- Friends Group
- Library Associations
- Library Consortia
- Special
- Other

Pre-Application Information:

Opens: Mar 23 2021 12:00 PM (EDT)
Deadline: May 7th 2021 09:00 PM (EDT)

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified.

Value of in-kind contributions must be stated on the application.

Awards for entries selected will be announced late Spring 2021. All entrants will be invited to attend a Virtual John Cotton Dana Awards Reception hosted by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson, and CORE/ALA during ALA Annual Virtual Conference, where award‐winning campaigns will be honored.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online nomination form: https://ebsco.smapply.io/acc/l/?next=/prog/251156/apply/

For questions or concerns, please contact
JCD Committee Chair, Clare Roccaforte:
c-roccaforte@northwestern.edu
or
JCD Program Administrator, Kate Waldron:
kwaldron@ebsco.com

EBSCO Information Services
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Phone: +1 978 356 6500
Fax: +1 978 356-6565
information@ebsco.com

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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