About the Library Public Relations Council
Founded in 1940, the Library Public Relations is an international
organization that promotes the development of effective public
relations skills for library public relations practitioners and
other staff members responsible for, or interested in, PR activities.
Our goal is to provide career development opportunities and to
offer continuing education for, both newcomers and experienced
- Offers outstanding speakers on all aspects of library public
relations, from media relations to crisis management, from desktop
publishing to merchandising. Three dinner/speaker meetings
are held fall, winter and spring in the New York Metropolitan
- Shares speaker's tips with all members through mailings
of summaries, hand-outs and other material Recent topics have
included special events, censorship, and fund-raising.
- Holds an annual meeting during the American Library Association's
Annual Conference. This event gives members from all over the
country an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and to new award-winning
public relations items.
- Sponsors Two National Competitions
L Percy Awards honor outstanding publicity materials produced
by libraries serving populations of different sizes. To encourage
participation by libraries of all types and size,, entry categories
vary from year to year. Awards are presented to the winners at
the Annual Meeting and winning entries are displayed.
Share the Wealth Packets In this juried competition, LPRC looks
for innovative and effective public relations/publicity pieces
from bookmarks to balloons. The judges select: 40 to 50 entries
which are then assembled in packets and mailed to our entire membership.