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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Feeling Adventurous?

From Thomson Gale:

Love your library?

Love being a librarian?

Tell the world why and you could win $10,000!

In honor of libraries and librarians everywhere, Thomson Gale has
created librareo (, a Web site dedicated to promoting, marketing, shouting from the mountain tops and generally praising libraries, librarians and the people who love them.

Visit between April 15 and May 25 to find out how one simple activity - uploading a video you've created to YouTube professing your love for your library; your fellow librarians; the community you serve; the information you keep, archive and categorize - can win $10,000. $5,000 goes to the library and $5,000 is for you to spend however you want!'ll be the guest of honor at a special screening of the winning video at the ALA Annual Conference!

Libraries are about communities, and so is this contest. A panel of judges will narrow down the videos submitted to five finalists based on the criteria you'll find at From June 1-11, voting is open to the public...and it's the public that will pick the winning video. The video with the most votes wins the prize money!

So point your camcorder toward the reference desk, interview some patrons, tell a success story and post it on the librareo YouTube group site. It's fun, it's simple and it could make you and your library $10,000 wealthier.

For a complete list of rules, permission forms, prize details and more information, visit

Good luck!


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