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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Recognising outstanding library advocacy (UK)

The winners of a new competition to create imaginative and high-impact materials that advocate library services have been announced. Entrants created materials that advocated libraries or librarians, and packaged them to reach beyond the usual audience for library-related advocacy. There were no restrictions on what type of materials could be created - videos, events, articles, websites, art works - all were all welcome.

Jacqueline Barlow won first prize for That's Not Online! and Annie Johnson won second prize for Putting the pieces together.

That’s Not Online! is a blog that draws attention to library collections, archives and other information that are not available on the internet. Examples include the exquisite Winchester Bible held at Winchester Cathedral Library and Harry Potter books.

For Putting the pieces together Annie Johnson created small custom made jigsaw puzzles featuring quotes about libraries and left them in coffee shops, railway station platforms, and even airport departure lounges

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