John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

The Most Prestigious Award of the American Library Association


Honoring outstanding library public relations

The John Cotton Dana Award, provided in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, Core a division of the American Library Association and EBSCO, honors outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community.

In recognition of their achievement, John Cotton Dana award winners receive a cash award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented at an elegant reception hosted by EBSCO held during the American Library Association annual conference. 

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