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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 practitioners.

  • 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 area.
  • 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.

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