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Library Wins State-Wide News Award

Springfield City Library Awarded second prize in the News Coverage Category of the Public Relations Awards at Massachusetts Library Association Conference

DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 29, 2011.  The Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) presented the 20th biennial public relations awards to the winning applicants at the Association’s Annual Conference at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Danvers, Massachusetts.  Winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges from the public relations, press, and library fields.  Evaluation criteria included graphic design, originality, and presentation.  Entries were submitted for 17 categories, including brochures, community reading programs, social media, and Websites. 

Springfield City Library received second prize in the category News Coverage.  Janet Stupak, Community Relations Coordinator was presented with a certificate by MLA Public Relations Committee at the PR Awards Ceremony.

Janet writes a monthly Library Column for the Springfield Republican Neighborhoods Plus section, usually appearing on the third Wednesday of the month.


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