For immediate release | May 9, 2024

2024 Core PR Xchange Award Winners Announced



The Core PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition. This year, we have awarded 27 print winners and 27 electronic winners. Congratulations to those libraries! The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Awards and Scholarships Subcommittee of Core, a division of the 港澳台图库 (ALA).

More than 334 entries in print and electronic formats were submitted from over 100 institutions, including public, academic, school, state, and special libraries. Entries were evaluated by a jury of 25 virtual judges. Submissions were assessed based on the quality of content, format, design, creativity, and originality. The jury, which included a group of talented marketing professionals, graphic designers, librarians, and visual artists was very impressed by the innovative work submitted by these libraries. Winning entries will be on display at the PR Xchange Event from 11:00am - 1:00pm on Sunday, June 30, 2024, in the Sails Pavilion, San Diego Convention Center, at the in San Diego, CA

Attendees will have the opportunity to view and take home sample promotional materials from libraries across North America.

The PR Xchange Awards ceremony will take place after the PR Xchange Event in the same space (Sails Pavilion) from 1:00 - 1:45pm, where this year's co-chairs will distribute award certificates to the winners.

Winners are listed below by marketing category, and then library budget.

Print Winners (27 winners)

Advocacy /Fundraising/ Annual Reports, and Strategic Plans (5)

  • Cranston Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    2023 Impact Report
  • Hamilton East Public Library ($10-$15 million)
    Hamilton East Public Library Annual Report 2022
  • MTSU James E. Walker Library ($5-$10 million)(tie)
    JEWL Magazine
  • Ascension Parish Library($5-$10 million)(tie)
    Be a PAL
  • McMaster University Library (Over $15 million)
    McMaster University Library 2023 Impact Report

External Communications (6)

  • Kennesaw State University Libraries (Under $1 million)
    Library Orientation Flyer
  • Nappanee Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    August - September 2023 NPL Insider
  • Warren-Newport Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    Inside Angle Summer 2023 newsletter
  • Spokane Public Library ($10-$15 million)
    Lilac City Local Magazine
  • Alachua County Library District (Over $15 million)(tie)
    THINK Magazine Fall 2023
  • University of Michigan Library (Over $15 million)(tie)
    2024 Calendar from the University of Michigan

Materials Promoting Collections, Services, Resources (5)

  • Sarah Lawrence College Library (Under $1 million)
    Digital Humanities & Research Workshop Zines
  • Avon Lake Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    Beyond Books
  • Barrie Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    Discover Opportunities: Card Campaign Mailer
  • Montana State University Library ($10-$15 million)
    Bobcat Browse Bookmarks
  • LA County Library (Over $15 million)
    Little Libraries at Gloria Molina Grand Park

Reading Programs (3)

  • Hastings Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    2023 Golden Sower Reading Challenge Punch Cards
  • Medina County District Library ($10-$15 million)
    Summer Reading Game 2023 - Children
  • King County Library System (Over $15 million)
    10 to Try Bookmark

Special Events (5)

  • Northborough Free Library (Under $1 million)
    Northborough Community Resource Guide
  • Lakewood Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    Dear Ukraine: A Global Community Poem and Celebration of Ukrainian Poetry, Literature, and Culture
  • The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library ($5-$10 million)
    Buckeye Love Bug Elevator
  • Montana State University Library ($10-$15 million)
    Tea Party Poster
  • Greenville County Library System (Over $15 million)
    30 Day Poetry Challenge

Exhibits (3)

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City ($1-$5 million)
    The Kansas City That Never Was
  • Warren-Newport Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    Dia de los Muertos Lobby Display Exhibit
  • Schaumburg Township District Library (Over $15 million)
    Happiness by the Numbers

Electronic Winners (27 winners)

Advocacy /Fundraising/ Annual Reports, and Strategic Plans (5)

  • Middletown Free Library (Under $1 million)
    Annual Magazine
  • Hastings Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    Annual Report
  • University of Dayton Libraries ($5-$10 million)
  • Yonkers Public Library ($10-$15 million)
    Inspiring Staff, Inspiring Spaces, Inspiring Yonkers: YPL Strategic Plan 2023-2027
  • Prince William Public Libraries (over $15 million)
    Prince William Public Libraries Strategic Plan 2024-2028

External Communications (5)

  • University of San Diego Helen K. and James S. Copley Library (Under $1 million)
    Copley Connects
  • Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    Borrower's Guide
  • Clark County Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    The Library - More Than Just Books
  • Anaheim Public Library ($10-$15 million)
    Anaheim Public Library e-Newsletter
  • Vaughan Public Libraries (Over $15 million)
    What's On

Materials Promoting Collections, Services, Resources (5)

  • Lancaster Public Library (Under $1 million)
    Garden Tools brochure
  • Lynchburg Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    Deaf Awareness Month Reel
  • Hoboken Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    BookBike Redesign
  • Spokane Public Library ($10-$15 million)
    Be Your Best Self Video
  • Naperville Public Library (Over $15 million)
    New Catalog Sneak Peek Video

Reading Programs (4)

  • Cranston Public Library ($1-$5 million) (tie)|
    2023 Youth Summer Reading Video - Make Some Noise!
  • Darien Library ($1-$5 million)(tie)
    Fall Book Preview Trifold
  • Longwood Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    Winter Reading Club 2023
  • Naperville Public Library (Over $15 million)
    1000 Books Before Kindergarten Video

Special Events (5)

  • Lancaster Public Library (Under $1 million)
    Baubles and Bling Donations
  • Northern Onondaga Public Library ($1-$5 million)
    Community Feedback Survey Poster
  • Weber County Library ($10-$15 million)
    Winter Fest
  • Hoboken Public Library ($5-$10 million)
    Celebrate Resistance: Black History Month 2023 Program Poster
  • Central Arkansas Library System (Over $15 million)
    Wes Fest

Virtual Exhibits (3)

  • The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library ($5-$10 million)
    Ohio Medical University Scrapbook: A unique glimpse into the life of a medical student at OMU in the early 1900s
  • James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University ($10-$15 million)
    Wellness Guide
  • University of Miami Libraries (Over $15 million)
    "The CINTAS Foundation: An Archival Perspective" Exhibition Essay

All libraries are invited to mail in their promotional materials (30-50 copies) to be shared with colleagues at the PR Xchange Event, regardless of whether you won an award this year. Approximately 1,000 港澳台图库Annual Conference attendees visit the PR Xchange event each year.

For more information about the PR Xchange Committee, please contact:

Mark Aaron Polger and Holly Flynn, co-chairs
2024 PR Xchange Awards Competition
2023-2024 PR Xchange Committee
Awards and Scholarships Sub-committee
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