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April 15, 2013

National Library Week - Send Us Your Photos!

National Library Week

Today, we’re excited to begin celebrating National Library Week! We love working with the librarian community on NetGalley and know that librarians love their communities, too. How are you observing this year’s Communities Matter @ Your Library theme? The American Library Association (ALA) has a lot of great promotional ideas from libraries around the country.

In honor of National Library Week, we’re asking all NetGalley members to share a photo of what makes their library unique. It could be a special display, a clever way to showcase new books, your favorite spot to claim, or even an architectural feature of the building. What makes your library yours? Snap a photo and post it on the NetGalley Facebook timeline, or email it to us directly. And look for more fun this week, including on Twitter (#nlw13) and Pinterest.

I hope you caught this month’s NetGalley at the Library newsletter, which includes new titles to preview and recommend to your patrons, as well as some helpful NetGalley tips. Did you know we have a partnership with the ALA? If you are a librarian who uses NetGalley be sure to add your ALA member number to your NetGalley profile.  When you do, a special designation will be visible to publishers when you request a title. We anticipate that librarians who enter their ALA numbers will be approved more quickly and often.

We look forward to seeing your photos of what makes your library so special!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — participate.”via ALA.org

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