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Contest: Minnesota Libraries Transform Because . . .

Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tammy Schoenberg
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Because 5 out of 5 Doctors Agree Reading Aloud to Children Supports Brain Development
Because Today’s Gamer Could Be Tomorrow’s Inventor
Because 5 Million Students Can’t Access Broadband at Home

Have you seen statements like this up at your local library or on social media? They’re part of the American Libraries Association Libraries Transform campaign, and they’re designed to increase awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library staff.

As we prepare to advocate for Minnesota libraries in the coming year, we’re proposing a Minnesota spin on the Libraries Transform initiative and would like to create several uniquely Minnesota “Because” statements. We’re seeking submissions from library supporters, and these statements can be about the services and value you see in any type of library (public, academic, school, government, and others). Your submissions will be collected and used for virtual library legislative week in Minnesota, March 5-9th, 2018. One lucky winner will receive a large print of your Minnesota Libraries Transform Because statement.

How to Submit

  • Deadline to submit is Friday, February 2nd, 2018
  • On Twitter, use the hashtag #MnLibrariesTransform
    • Format example: Because audiobooks turn snowy commutes into adventures #mnlibrariesstransform
  • Submit online:

Need ideas? Take a look at the statements that ALA has created:

More Information

The contest is sponsored by the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Legislative Working Group and the Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM). More information about library legislative activities in 2018 can be found on the MLA website:


 - Sara Ring, on behalf of the Minnesota Library Association Legislative Working Group


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